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Monday, November 29, 2021

Popular Halloween Fort King Haunted Trail event canceled because of COVID-19

The Halloween Fort King Haunted Trail event has been canceled.

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department made the decision to cancel the popular event due to the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, including restrictions for attending public gatherings in Florida. The event was scheduled to take place at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, located at 3925 E Fort King St.

“As a department, we are committed to creating safe experiences that families may enjoy together,” said Keifer Calkins, Historic Resource Program Supervisor. “The decision to cancel a popular event is always difficult, however, public health and safety are the driving factors behind this decision.”

The Fort King National Historic Landmark is open daily seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. The Visitors Center is open on a limited basis, Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.

In accordance with current recommended health guidelines, only five visitors at a time are allowed inside the Visitor’s Center. All guests must wear a face covering while inside the Visitor’s Center and adhere to a physical distance of six feet apart.

For a complete list of events and additional information, visit www.fortkingocala.com or call the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at (352) 368-5517.