2022 National Night Out Events
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!
|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