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Helpful Information

Large special events like Hopewell Haunts attract big crowds and can be very busy. Please review this helpful information to ensure that you and your family have a great time while attending events offered by Hopewell Recreation and Parks! 

General Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021​

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.

  • Location: Patrick Copeland Elementary School, 400 Westhill Road

  • Admission: Free

  • Parking: PCES main lot, PCES bus loop, HHS student lot, HHS faculty lot

  • Parking shuttle available: Yes

  • Traffic pattern: enter from Mesa Drive

  • Supervision: all children must be accompanied by an adult guardian

  • Concessions available for purchase

  • Face coverings are recommended on attractions and hayride

  • This event is held entirely outdoors, offering plenty of space for physical distancing

  • Surfaces will be sanitized throughout the event

Prohibited Items

  • Tobacco products

  • Pets

  • Costume weapons (swords, knives, guns, etc.)

  • Weapons (knives, firearms, etc.)

  • Overly graphic or gory costumes


  • Recommended for ages 10+

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult guardian

  • All riders must remain seated at all times

  • Use of photography is prohibited

  • Individuals with heart conditions or those who are sensitive to flashing lights should not participate in this activity

  • The ride will include loud noises, flashing lights, sudden surprises, and other stimuli that may not be appropriate for certain individuals

  • Ride staff will assist individuals with mobility issues while entering and exiting the hay wagon

Other Notes

  • Candy will not be distributed at this event

  • Parents should use discretion as to whether or not activities are appropriate for their child(ren)

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Aaron Reidmiller, areidmiller@hopewellva.gov

Tabitha Martinez, tmartinez@hopewellva.gov

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Hopewell Community Center

100 W. City Point Road

Hopewell, VA 23860


T: (804) 541-2353

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