Special Events

Upcoming PARC Events:
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Community Garage Sale
@Cities of Richmond Heights & Maplewood
October 1 
7am
FREE
The Cities of Richmond Heights and Maplewood join forces to bring you their annual community garage sale event. If you are a resident of Richmond Heights or Maplewood and wish to have your address on the map, register here. Maps will be available for pick up at THE HEIGHTS front desk Friday, September 30. You must be a resident of Richmond Heights or Maplewood to host a garage sale.

Birds of Prey Show
@Ryan Hummert Park
October 7
6pm-6:30pm
 FREE
The World Bird Sanctuary Raptor Awareness delves into topics surrounding raptors, featuring flying demonstrations to introduce you to the principles of flight. 

Trucks or Treats
@THE HEIGHTS Outdoor Classroom & Playground
October 14  
6pm-8pm
FREE
Climb in the driver's seat and explore our big maintenance trucks, emergency vehicles, equipment and more!  This free event gives families and children the ability to explore and learn about rarely accessible vehicles and their variety of daily functions.  Everyone is welcome to come in costume or as you are to participate in our fall activities.  Be on the lookout for spooky treats!

Floating Pumpkin Patch
@THE HEIGHTS Aquatic Center

October 14
5pm
$12 per person
Hunt for your perfect pumpkin in the pool & then deck it out at our decorating station with all sorts of fun crafts! Plus, the pool will be open for pumpkin-splashing fun and we'll be playing games & handing out prizes all afternoon! This is a family event suitable for participants of all ages, so bring your buddies too. Afterwards, head outside to our FREE Trucks or Treats event from 6pm-8pm! 


Kids Flea Market
@THE HEIGHTS
November 19  
10am-12pm
Resident/Member: $15 per booth
Nonresident: $18 per booth
Out with the old and in with the new! This event is looking for little enterprising entrepreneurs 16 and younger to sell their outgrown toys, books, games, handmade crafts, and more. This is a great opportunity for kids to make money and families to find new goods for the holiday season! Space is limited, and pre-registration required.

Gingerbread Person Contest
@THE HEIGHTS
November 1 - December 9  
Resident/Member: $20
Nonresident: $24
PARC would like to challenge you to participate in the 2022 Gingerbread Person Contest. Businesses, organizations, or families can purchase the unique, 4-ft, wooden Gingerbread Person from THE HEIGHTS. Use your crafty side to paint and decorate your Gingerbread Person into a work of art. When you are finished, bring it back to The Heights by 5pm on Friday, December 9 for a judging competition. All entries must be appropriate for public display. Please make sure your name is written on the back of your entry. Judging will take place December 12-16 and we ask you to pick up your entry December 17-19. Your entry will be judged by the community and prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
• Best Traditional Gingerbread Person
• Most Creative Gingerbread Person

Letters to Santa
@THE HEIGHTS
November 14 - December 16 
FREE
The Parks & Recreation Cooperative has made special arrangements with Santa to accept mail for delivery to the North Pole! Our North Pole mailbox will be available to drop off your letter to Santa at The Heights Community Center. If you cannot make it over to The Heights, you may mail it to: Santa Claus, c/o City of Richmond Heights Parks and Recreation, 8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. In order for your child to receive a response from Santa, please include your child’s first and last name, as well as a self-addressed, stamped envelope. In order to ensure enough time for Santa, letters will only be accepted until Friday, December 16. Any letter received after that date will not be guaranteed to receive a response.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony
@THE HEIGHTS
December 2 
5pm-5:30pm
FREE
Join us as we light up THE HEIGHTS in the spirit of the holidays!

S
anta's Magical Kingdom Light Display

Meet @THE HEIGHTS
December 2 
5:30pm-8pm
Resident/Member: $10
Nonresident: $12
Grab your friends and family as we drive through the Midwest’s most spectacular holiday light display filled with animated scenes, dazzling special effects, and millions of shimmering lights at Santa’s Magical Kingdom in Eureka, MO. While there, we will visit Kringle’s General Store. We will leave The Heights at 5:30 pm (a special treat will be handed out on the bus!)

Pizza With Santa
@THE HEIGHTS
December 9
5:30pm-7:30pm
Resident/Member: $8
Nonresident: $10
Santa will be visiting The Heights for pizza! Join us for pizza, cookie decorating, crafts, live
entertainment and of course pictures with Santa! Pre-registration is required for all family members who will be attending. Registration closes on December 2nd. Please remember to bring your phone/camera for a memorable photo with Santa.

Flick & Float: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
@THE HEIGHTS Aquatic Center

December 16
6pm-8pm
Resident/Member: $15
Non-resident: $18 
The aquatic center will transform into the Island of Misfit Toys during our showing of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Families can watch the movie under the twinkling lights, then kids can make their very own Rudolph craft in the activity room!


Nerf Wars Sponsored by the Richmond Heights Police Department
@THE HEIGHTS
January 20
5:30pm-8pm
Resident/Member: $8
Nonresident: $10
Grab your Nerf guns and darts for an epic battle at THE HEIGHTS gymnasium! Each participant needs to bring their own Nerf gun (please no automatic guns). Safety glasses and darts will be provided.

Sweetheart Dance
@THE HEIGHTS
February 3
6pm-8pm
Resident/Member: $10
Nonresident: $12
The sweetheart in your life is ready for a special evening. We will enjoy a night full of music, dancing, crafts, snacks and an ice cream bar. Each participant needs to register separately. Registration deadline is Sunday, January 23.

Swim with your Sweetheart: Be My Valentine, Charlie brown
@THE HEIGHTS Aquatic Center
February 10
6pm-8pm
Resident/Member: $15
Non-resident: $18 
Bring your “Sweet Baboo” and spend some special time together watching “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” in the pool. Afterwards, we’ll make Valentine’s Day crafts in the activity room. 


Family Glow Bingo
@THE HEIGHTS
February 24
6pm-7:30pm
Resident/Member: $8
Nonresident: $10
BINGO! Round up the family, wear bright colors, and bring glow sticks for Glow BINGO night at THE HEIGHTS. Price includes bingo supplies, prizes, pizza, snacks, dessert, and refreshments. 

Indoor Backwards Triathlon
@THE HEIGHTS
March 5
7am-10am
Resident/Member: $8
Nonresident: $10
Welcome to our inaugural indoor backwards triathlon, a  fun twist on the traditional athletic favorite. Participants will start with a treadmill run, move to stationary bikes, then finish with a lap swim. Each event will have a set time. Just for registering, you’ll get a t-shirt! Pre-registration is required, and registration closes on February 12.

Spring Market
@THE HEIGHTS
March 12
10am-12:30pm
FREE
Join us in supporting local businesses! Enjoy new products and designs from local businesses and crafters. We are accepting vendors for this event now and booths fill up fast! Interested in becoming a vendor? Visit www.parcweb.org to register. Vendor fee: $40

Bunny Brunch
@THE HEIGHTS
April 1
11am-1pm
Resident/Member: $10 per child
Nonresident: $12 per child
Spring has sprung and the Easter Bunny has made a special stop at THE HEIGHTS to meet with you! Hop on out for brunch, crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt Ages 21+
@Deer Creek Park
April 1
6:30pm-9pm
Resident/Member: $20 per person
Nonresident: $25 per person
Adults, leave the kids behind and hop on out to join the fun! Spend your Saturday night with us hunting for eggs and winning fun prizes! BYOB!

For questions about any of our special events, contact Dan Eastham at deastham@richmondheights.org.