Enjoy Halloween here in BOOverton
Safe & walkable neighborhoods
As October arrives, we’re greeted with crisp air, colorful leaves, and the delightful festivities that come with Halloween. This season gives us an opportunity to embrace community spirit, have a little fun, and enjoy some spook-tacular activities with our loved ones. It’s a time for kids to dream big as they choose their costumes, and for adults to engage in the timeless tradition of carving pumpkins or watching classic horror films.
One of my ongoing goals as Mayor is to create safe and walkable neighborhoods and city streets. I firmly believe that communities thrive when they are easily accessible on foot. This is particularly meaningful during Halloween, a holiday that encourages us to walk door-to-door, greeting neighbors and sharing in the joy of the season. Our efforts to improve street lighting, add crosswalks, and ensure well-maintained sidewalks are making it safer and more enjoyable for families to go out trick-or-treating. A more walkable city means a more communal and engaged city, and what better time to appreciate this than during Halloween?
That’s why I’m thrilled to invite you all to “Boo-verton,” hosted by the Beaverton Downtown Association. This special event will be held on October 29th, from 1-3 PM, in one of the most walkable parts of our town—Old Town Beaverton. It’s an excellent opportunity for our children to collect candy in a safe and accessible environment. And, let’s be honest, it’s also a great opportunity for adults to revel in the charming atmosphere of our downtown area.
So, mark your calendars, and let’s make this Halloween not just a day of costumes and candies but also a celebration of community, accessibility, and shared experiences. See you in Old Town Beaverton on the 29th!
Wishing you a fun and safe Halloween season!
Lacey Beaty was elected Mayor of Beaverton in 2020. Prior to serving as Mayor, she served for six years on the Beaverton City Council.