11/27/12 The Niles Haunted House 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 & Buchanan.
This year, the 33rd consecutive year for running the project, raised over $57,800.00 for more than 65 area children’s organizations, civic groups and other charities. Proceeds benefitted local school and service organizations including groups such as Boy Scout Troop 541, Make a Wish Foundation, Lakeshore High School Stage Crew, Positively Dance and Niles Drama Club. The funds also will be used for three local college scholarships that were established many years ago.
The project included six 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. Almost 20,000 hours were volunteered by just over 600 different people before and during its 21 nights of operation to prepare and operate the seasonal attraction.
The Scream Park is recognized nationally in the haunted attraction industry. This year the Scream Park was ranked as number 13 in this region by Haunted House Chicago. In 2009, it was one of the featured haunts in a movie entitled “Halloween — The Happy Haunting of America Part II.” Also, the Scream Park was the featured haunt in the February, 2007 issue of “Haunted Attraction Magazine” — a national publication.