What's Happening?

Chapin park neighbors organize a number of social events each year. Popular events include an Egg Hunt in Leeper Park, Summerfest, a ghoulishly fun Halloween party, and a winter holiday candlelight walk.

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Egg HuntEgg Hunt

At the annual egg hunt, neighbors come together Easter for a fun-filled morning that includes art activities for kids and an egg hunt in Leeper Park.

Audience: Residents of Chapin Park
Date: TBA
Location: Leeper Park Tennis Pavilion


Summerfest is an annual event where neighbors get together for a fun afternoon with arts and crafts, a water ballon toss, and other games for kids of all ages.

Audience: Residents of Chapin Park
Date/Time: TBA
Location: Corner of Ashland and Leland


Halloween Party

Halloween Party

This is the place where neighborhood kids (and adults!) preview their Halloween costumes and get together for an afternoon of ghoulish fun. The event starts with a costume parade around the neighborhood and continues with fun and games including a piñata and haystack hunt.

Audience: Residents of Chapin Park
Date: TBA
Location: Corner of Manitou and Park Avenue


Winter HolidayWinter Holiday Festivities

Luminary-lined streets have been the centerpiece of our winter holiday festivities for many years. In this special Chapin Park tradition, the neighborhood takes on a special glow at dusk as the sidewalks are lined with luminaries. After a stroll through the neighborhood, neighbors gather at the corner of Manitou and Park for caroling, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa Claus! Festivities also include a historic Carriage Ride through the neighborhood, and the opportunity to purchase the annual commemorative Chapin Park holiday ornament.

Check out a poem written about the 2004 festivities.

Date and Time: TBA

Luminary Sales: (watch the listserv for time/location) Luminaries are $5 per 10 suggested donation, and consist of white paper bags and candles. Ten is generally adequate for a typical-sized lot. All proceeds support Chapin Park.

Ornaments: sport the Chapin Park Logo and feature a different Chapin home each year. Ornaments can be purchased at the holiday party or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or call Tim at 574-289-1917).