In 1984, the introduction of National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime", began as an effort to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organizing and fighting back
National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
About the Event
The 2016 National Night Out will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6 at O’Brien Park, from noon to 8:00 p.m. This FREE event will feature games, face painting, vendor booths, child fingerprint identification kits, and military, police and fire participation. Children can play lawn games, basketball, kickball and more with Police Officers.
At dusk there will be a showing of "Minions," sponsored by the Parker Chamber.