2022 Update: After being on hiatus a few years, the Westchester Park of Pain reopen this Halloween. Billing itself as Rebirth: Park of Pain, the event will feature an outdoor haunted house maze. Food and snacks will be available on Halloween Night. There is also a Halloween Kid Zone with face-painting, games, moon bounce, costume contest, and candy.
Dates: October 28-31.
Hours: 8-10pm Friday & Sunday, 7:30-10:30pm Saturday, 7:30-11:30pm Halloween Night. Halloween Kid Zone runs 4:30-6:30pm on October 31
Tickets: $5 for Park of Pain, $2 for Halloween Kid Zone
7000 W. Manchester
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Recreation Center Website: click here
Westchester Park of Pain & Halloween Kid Zone Information & History
For over three decades, Westchester Park offered a scary walk-through attraction during the final days of October. This impressive amateur effort transformed the park’s gymnasium into “Westchester Haunted Park” – a name that was eventually switched to to “Park of Pain.” Geared for local trick-or-treaters, the settings were fairly simple, but the mazes were lengthy; the monsters were not too scary for the youngsters, but they made an effort to put on a good spook-show that worked for the whole family. The event was recommend for adults and children 7 years and older.
There was a less scary daylight event on October 31 called Halloween Kid Zone. Young trick-or-treaters and their parents were invited to a “not so scary” event in Westchester Park’s gym for games, scary stories, a costume contest, and more.
The Park of Pain was dropped from Westchester Park’s schedule in 2019 and remained so during the 2020 pandemic. In 2021, Westchester Recreation Center brought back its Halloween Kid Zone. The Park of Pain was resurrected in 2022, proclaiming “Back like it never left!”
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