2022 National Night Out Events

National Night Out 2019

Press Release

DES MOINES, IOWA — On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, residents of Des Moines are invited to join millions of community members and law enforcement agencies across the nation in supporting National Night Out, a unique crime and drug prevention event. This will be the 33rd year that the Des Moines Police Department has participated in the event.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs; strengthen community spirit and police neighborhood cooperation; and most importantly, to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back against crime.

Nationally, the National Association of Town Watch sponsors this event. In Des Moines, the Des Moines Police Department as well as the various Neighborhood Associations and local businesses sponsor and support these activities.

National Night Out is an extension of our community policing efforts, and is coordinated by the Des Moines Police Department’s Neighborhood Based Service Delivery (NBSD) section. We encourage interaction and cooperation between citizens, police, fire, neighborhood groups, drug treatment, education, and prevention programs. This collaboration is critical to effectively deal with problems related to drugs, gangs, and other quality of life issues for neighborhoods.

Residents are asked to turn on their porch lights, as well as get outside and enjoy their neighborhood. Several activities are planned throughout Des Moines. We will be celebrating the greatest resource of Des Moines - its neighborhoods. We hope you will join us at the neighborhood events!

A special thanks goes out to our Neighborhood Associations, Des Moines Parks and Recreation, the Des Moines Fire Department, and many other local businesses for their continued support of National Night Out!

Neighborhood/Complex Location Time
Beaverdale Beaver and 41st St. -Snookies 6:30-8:30PM
Capitol East Ashfield Park-720 E 19th St. 6:00-8:00PM
Capitol Park Learning Center 800 E 12th Street 5:00-6:30PM
Douglas Acres 2540 E Euclid- Euclid Room 6:00-8:00PM
Downtown Neighborhood Association  550 SW 9th  5:00-7:00PM
Easter Lake Easter Lake Park Shelter #1 5:45-7:30PM
Fairgrounds 2715 Dean (Fire Dept. HQ) 6:00-8:00PM
Fairmont Park Fairmont Park 2520 Hull Ave 5:00-7:00PM
Gray's Woods Four Mile Community Center 6:00-8:00PM
Highland Park/Oak Park Neighborhoods Belle Turner Park, 800 blk Jerlynn 6:00-8:00PM
Indianola Hills and McKinley/Columbus Park Columbus Park at 1921 SE 1st 6:00-8:00PM
Legutti Towers 555 5th Ave 3:00-4:00PM
Magnolia Park/South Park/Fort Des Moines Neighborhoods South Union Elementary School, 4201 S. Union 6:00-7:30PM
Merle Hay 4900 Hickman Tower Park 6:00-8:00PM
North of Grand Boesen Florist,  3801 Ingersoll 6:00-8:00PM
Oakridge  926 Oakridge Dr Community Center 5:30-7:30PM
Pioneer Park SE 22nd and Park at Evergreen Park 5:30-7:30PM
Salisbury Oaks Neighborhood Greenwood Park 100 45th st at the  Jay Spence Shelter 5:30-7:30PM
Sherman Hill Hoyt Sherman Place Lawn 6:00-Dark
Southwestern Hills Wakonda Christian Church, Fleur and Watrous 5:30-7:30PM
Summit House 2880 Grand Ave.  6:00-8:00PM
Union Park Neighborhood Union Park United Methodist Church,2305 E 12th 5:00 -7:00PM
Waterbury Neighborhood On Polk Blvd Grand Ave to Ingersoll 5:30-7:30PM
Watrous Heights Park Ave. School 5:00-7:00PM
Waveland Park Perkins Elememtary 4301 College 6:00-8:00PM
Waveland Woods Windsor School Playground, 5912 University 6:00-8:00PM
Woodland Hills Chamberlin Park Shelter 2150 Woodland Ave.  6:30-8:00PM

Sergeant Paul Parizek
Public Information Officer, Des Moines Police Department
(515) 720-4043