A safe place to trick-or-treat with the little ones this Halloween season is at Henson Robinson Zoo for the Springfield Park District’s Zoolie Ghoulie. The zoo opens at 2 p.m. on four Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30, for costumed crusaders and creatures. A popular and beloved event, stations are set up around the grounds where kids collect candy. A costume contest is held each evening at 5 p.m. More ghoulish fun that kids enjoy is a kids’ carnival area with games and prizes. Zoolie Ghoulie is sponsored by Capitol Radio Group. Remember to avoid the route over the Vachel Lindsay bridge. It is under construction until November.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-30, 2-6pm
Henson Robinson Zoo
1100 E. Lake Drive