The annual Palisades-Malibu YMCA pumpkin patch opened on Saturday, September 30, during the Pacific Palisades Community Council’s Jubilee.
The patch will be open Sunday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pumpkins will be available until the end of the month or until they are all sold. All proceeds benefit the local Y, a nonprofit organization.
As always, there will be a wide selection of pumpkins, and sizes, to choose from. Pick the ghost, swan or acne pumpkin at Simon Meadow to compliment the giant orange ones. Select from a wide assortment of gourds and ears of dried corn—to make a nice table centerpiece for October/November.
The patch is located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Temescal Canyon Road. Free parking is available.
YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley was on the site with a group of volunteers unloading and placing pumpkins on Friday morning.
In addition to supporting the Y by buying a pumpkin, the annual pumpkin glass sales will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Palisades-Malibu YMCA’s Simon Meadow. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the SMC Art Department, the Palisades-Malibu YMCA and local artists.
While at the patch, this editor took a stroll on the newly installed “Pali Path,” a quarter of a mile walking path which stretches along the hillside. Fitness stations will be added eventually to the path, so that those who are strolling can also add strength training to the walk.