The annual Trunk or Treat hosted by the Glendale Sports Center was held on the festival plaza of Infinity Park for the first time on Monday, October 16, 2023. Denver Public Schools
children were on Fall break so there was a record turnout for this event. Over 1,685 kids came to trick or treat, bounce in the bouncy castle, and walk through the haunted house.
“The participation exceeded our expectations with 1,600 participants,” said Kelly Legler, Program Manager, Glendale Sports Center. “We had more than five times the amount of guests we had in 2022. We look forward to growing this partnership and event for the community in the coming years.”
In years past, the event was held in the P1 parking lot of Infinity Park. This year, the City of Glendale offered the festival plaza and played the movie Hotel Transylvania on the big screen inside the rugby stadium to add extra flare to the event. “The event was a huge success thanks to the partnership between the YMCA, City of Glendale, and community partners,” said Legler.
One of those community partners was the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Barret O’Brien and Mark Smiley from the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
volunteered for the event. “The turnout was outstanding,” said Barret O’Brien, Chamber Board Member. “It’s great to see the community get so involved. I have volunteered for this event the last six years and this is the most interactive and lively one to date.”
Attendees voted for the best decorated trunk as they went through the lines. The winning trunk was decorated by the Public Works department for the City of Glendale. For more information on the Glendale Sports Center, visit www.sportscenterglendale.com.