Learn how to participate in National Night Out in Menlo Park on August 6

by Contributed Content on July 23, 2013

If you don’t already know your neighbors, a great way to meet them is to participate in the 30th Annual National Night Out Celebration.

The City of Menlo Park, along with approximately 37.5 million people in more than 15,325 communities from all 50 states, will celebrate National Night Out this year on August 6, 2013, between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. The MPPD will be hosting a BBQ at Burgess party from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

National Night Out is a “win-win” event for everyone involved. Designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and strengthen community/ police relations, National Night Out sends a message to criminals that neighbors are working together to take a stand and prevent crime in their neighborhoods. Every Menlo Park neighborhood is encouraged to plan activities on their block, in front of their homes, or at their community pool or park. Neighborhoods can celebrate with cookouts, block parties, parades, contests, youth activities or a simple ice cream social. You can be as creative as you want or try new activities.

There will be no event permits required (generally $125) for registered National Night Out events and street closures are being authorized on a case by case basis, also free of charge. Police representatives will even come by to meet you and your guests.

If you are interested in participating, you can register at http://www.menloparkpolice.org. For any questions assistance, please contact CSO Sepulveda at 650-330-6300 or gesepulveda@menlopark.org.

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