Historic Arch Creek Park is hosting night tour events on Oct. 16 and 24, in an effort to “connect people and parks for life.”
These nightly treks will be conducted by Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces to allow visitors to experience the great outdoors in fun and even haunting ways.
CAMPFIRE & NIGHT WALK
On Oct. 16, park visitors will participate in a tour led by a naturalist guide, pointing out nocturnal life such as owls, spiders, raccoons, and other small animals. They will walk along the grounds and learn about park nightlife, as well as the animals, their ecosystems, rehabilitation and protection. A screech owl will be released at the event, after being rehabilitated back to health by the South Florida Wildlife Center. The tour will end with a campfire and marshmallow roasting, in addition to storytelling.
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People are encouraged to bring water, insect repellant, snacks, and comfortable clothing and shoes.
INVESTIGATIVE GHOST TOUR
On Oct. 24, visitors will become investigators as they hunt for paranormal evidence in this historical park, led by Messengers Paranormal. The park, named Arch Creek because of the old water creek, was praised and lived on by the Indian tribe Tequesta, before their extinction, and was later lived on by the Seminoles. Legend says the creek waters act as a catalyst for spiritual energy and activity, making it the perfect place to go ghost hunting. The tour will also end with a campfire, snacks, and telling of ghost stories and experiences.
People are encouraged to bring cameras, video recording devices and electromagnetic fields detectors. Children under 8 are not recommended to attend.
If you go
▪ What: Arch Creek Park Campfire and Night Walk, Arch Creek Park Investigative Ghost Tour
▪ When: Oct. 16, 7:30-9:00 p.m. , Oct. 24, 8-10 p.m.
▪ Where: Arch Creek Park, 1855 NE 135th St., North Miami.
▪ Cost: $6 per person , $15 per person
▪ Reservation required for Night Walk: (305) 944-6111