NILES, Mich. (November 29, 2022) – The Niles Scream Park, one of Michiana’s most popular autumn attractions, recently completed another successful season at its always changing 44 acre site on Mayflower Road between Niles and Buchanan.
This year, the 49th consecutive year for running the project, the Scream Park raised over $134,000 (a new record for a season) for more than 50 area children’s organizations, civic groups and other charities. Proceeds benefitted local school and service organizations including groups such as the Boy Scouts, Pet Refuge, Pets Connect, Positively Dance and the Lake Shore High School Stage Crew. The funds raised also will be used for six college scholarships for local high school seniors. Since 1996, the Scream Park has donated over $2,400,000!!
In addition to the cash donations, the Niles Scream Park supported many local causes, auctions and benefits with ticket donations totaling more than $3,400.
The project included seven haunted attractions and provided volunteer opportunities both in construction and operation of the Scream Park. Plans are underway for even more frightening additions in the coming year. Over 18,000 hours were volunteered by over 450 different people before and during its 23 nights of operation to prepare and operate the seasonal attraction.
The year also marked a visit from Hayride visitor number 500,000. Rebecca Bogunia of Buchanan, Michigan, was the special milestone visitor. She received a gift pack when she visited the Scream Park on Sunday, October 9th, 2022 with her friend Barb Chandler.
The Scream Park is recognized nationally in the haunted house industry. It was listed at #9 on the Haunted House Chicago Official 2022 Top 13 list.
The Haunted House was chosen as #1 Halloween Activity in the South Bend Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the eighth consecutive year!!
View the Full 2022 Donation List Here —-> HH 2022 DONATIONS