Pumpkin Night in the Park
Thank you for coming out to Pumpkin Night in the Park 2023! We are already planning for next year.
Saturday, October 19 at 5-9 p.m.
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Help carve more than 1,000 pumpkins for the Pumpkin Night in the Park event
Sunday October 15 - Thursday October 19
Bring the family, your scout group, the entire neighborhood to help carve pumpkins. You bring the creativity and person power, we provide the rest (gutted pumpkins, carving tools and patterns).
Carving will take place at the Picnic Shelter (outdoors) at Springbrook. Please make sure to dress for the weather conditions.
Registration for your timeslot is required. Please use the links below to sign up your group (please sign up for the number of pumpkins you will carve). Questions? Please call the nature center main line at 763-572-3588.
Onsite event parking occurs across 85th Avenue in the RMS/Cretex parking lot. See below for map or download the map (PDF).
Note: Onsite parking is limited. Please utilize shuttle parking if possible.
Join us at Pumpkin Night in the Park without the hassle of finding a parking spot by taking the FREE shuttle from Spring Lake Park High School. You will be dropped off at the front gate of Springbrook Nature Center.
Shuttles run continuously from 4:45 - 9:15 p.m.
Download Map (PDF) or see map below.
It takes MANY people to make Pumpkin Night in the Park a success. There are many kinds of jobs on many different days. If you like to help with pumpkins - we have a job for you. If you like to lift up things and move them to other places - we have a job for you. If you like to be a part of the event when all the folks are here - we have MANY jobs for you.
Read more below about each volunteer job - if it's interesting to you, click the link to use the Sign Up Genius. If you'd like to talk with a staff person about how to get involved, please reach out via phone at 763-572-3588 or via email (email@example.com).
How does gutting pumpkins with a power tool sound? Awesome, right? If you're hoping to be a member of this crew, you will want to dress to be outdoors and in clothing that is okay to be covered with pumpkin guts. Please make sure you are at least 14 at the time of the volunteer opportunity (if you're running the power tools). Dates run 10/15/23 - 10/19/23. Click on the link above to sign up.
Help guide the public through the process of carving pumpkins for this year's event. You could be checking people in during each time slot, loading pumpkins onto tables, moving pumpkins into vehicles, passing out patterns, washing tools, and interacting with the delightful folks who are helping carve more than 1,000 pumpkins. Dress for the weather (you will be outside), wear layers, bring something warm to drink, and good supportive shoes. Dates run 10/15/23 - 10/19/23. Click on the link above to sign up!
Help the staff move benches, picnic tables, hang pumpkin seats, place pumpkin stands, and anything else we can do before the event gets started. Dress for the weather, wear supportive shoes, bring a snack or some lunch, and be ready to MOVE! Date for this opportunity is Friday 10/20/2023. Click on the link above to sign up!
Help guide guests into the parking lots across the street from the nature center. Members of this crew have an important job in greeting guests and being the first interaction they have to this years event. We'd like to ask for adults only on this volunteer opportunity.
Join the staff on Saturday morning to place the beautifully carved pumpkins along the trails. Dress for the weather in clothing that can be covered with pumpkin goo. Date for this opportunity is 10/21/2023. Click on the link above to sign up!
Maybe you'd like to help light the 1,000 pumpkins along the trail just before the event begins. Date for this opportunity is 10/21/2023. Click on the link above to sign up!
Help is needed to pile up the pumpkins so that the deer and squirrels can eat them. Dress for the weather, with layers and be sure to wear supportive footwear. Most work will take place outdoors. Date for this opportunity is 10/22/2023. Click on the link above to sign up!