National Night Out events around the Las Vegas Valley
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- National Night Out is an annual event held across the country on Aug. 7 involving police departments, civic groups, community organizations, local governments, and others, showing criminals that residents are active in making their neighborhoods safe.
The following National Night Out events are open to the public:
Desert Breeze Park
Where: 8425 W. Spring Mountain Road
When: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie will visit from 7:30-8:30 p.m.)
What: LVMPD will host an event with 35 local businesses giving away school supplies; 25 non-profit organizations handing out health and safety information; free food and drink while supplies last; and entertainment including face painters, music, bouncy houses and a dunk tank.
Where: 1900 E. Tonopah Ave.
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Sponsored by the North Las Vegas Police Department
Henderson National Night Out
Where: Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
When: 6 to 8 p.m.
What: The Henderson Police Department is hosting its free National Night Out Event at the Henderson Events Plaza, showcasing the community's resolve against crime. The event will feature crime prevention information, members of specialized Henderson Police units, live entertainment, free hot dogs and ice cream, and an opportunity to meet others in the community.
Knickerbocker Park in the Providence Community
Where: 10695 Dorrell Lane (located in the Northwest off of the 215 and Hualapai)
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
What: The event will promote family safety with the unveiling of a new traffic safety effort called “PART” (Prevent Any Roadway Tragedy). It will also include child safety activities, emergency vehicle displays and a special appearance by the Metro Air Unit. Ward 6 Councilman Steven D. Ross will also attend.
Magdalena’s Family Park
Where: 4580 Vegas Valley Drive
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
What: Neighbors, Metro officers, the Fire Department, K-9, SWAT and others will be on
hand for a barbecue in the park.
Palos Verdes Community Project
Where: Albert Street cul-de-sac and Palos Verdes
When: 6 to 8 p.m. (Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie will visit from 6-7 p.m.)
What: There will be carnival-type games for all the kids with information provided about crime prevention.
Matt Kelly Elementary School
Where: 1900 J St.
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
What: Residents are invited to enjoy music, children's games, face painting, refreshments and fun. Free hot dogs, chips and water as long as supplies last.
WHERE: 5445 W. Reno Ave.
WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
WHAT: The National Night Out event will feature food and entertainment for the whole family including music, games, bounce houses, face painting and guest appearances from the police and fire departments, The Duke from the Las Vegas Wranglers and Cosmo from Las Vegas 51s.
Rex Bell Elementary School
Where: 2900 Wilmington Way
When: 6 p.m.
What: LVMPD will bring information to neighbors about National Night Out in conjunction with a Back to School Fair. There will be free backpacks, school supplies and immunizations while supplies last. Ward 1 Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian is scheduled to attend. Participants also are invited to learn about summer youth activities, health services, community safety, money management programs, adult education opportunities, living assistance and much more at this event. Sponsors include the city of Las Vegas, Sunrise Children’s Foundation, the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council, Wal Mart, KCEP, Univision and the Clark County School District. Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow scheduled to attend.
Where: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South
When: 5 to 9 p.m.
What: LVMPD and the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) at Town Square will host an event that includes kids fingerprinting, a meeting with Smokey the Bear and
McGruff the Crime Dog. Also, SWAT, the Clark County Fire Department fire house, the K-9 Unit, LVMPD Mounted Units will be there.
Walnut Recreation Center
Where: 3075 Walnut Road
Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.
What: Dental health, immunizations, fingerprinting, school supplies and more.
There will be more than 30 National Night Out events in Las Vegas this year. However,
in keeping with the philosophy of National Night Out, many of these events are for
neighborhood residents only.For neighbors-only National Night Out locations contact
the Crime Prevention Specialist at your local area command.
For more information, visit www.nationalnightout.org.