Neighborhood Night Out Brings Together Residents and Police
Springfield, MO – Springfield residents will turn on their porch lights and get to know their neighbors at parks across Springfield during the 17th annual Neighborhood Night Out. Eight neighborhoods will host free crime awareness and community building activities from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 22nd.
Neighborhood Night Out is an annual event that is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness while strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights during the evening as a show of unity. Other activities include cookouts, visits from police officers, informational booths, children’s games and activities, and live music.
The following neighborhoods are participating on August 22nd:
- Bissett Neighborhood Association, LA Wise Park, connected to Bissett School
- Doling Neighborhood Association, 301 E. Talmage
- Fulbright Springs, off Old Highway 13
- Grant Beach Neighborhood Association, Grant Beach Park, 833 W. Calhoun
- Midtown Neighborhood Association, Washington Park, 1600 N. Summit
- Robberson, Dayspring Christian Fellowship, 2157 N Prospect Ave.
- Weller Neighborhood Association, Smith Park, 1536 E. Division
- West Central Neighborhood Alliance, McGregor School Park, 1200 W. State
- Westside Betterment Association, Zagonyi Park, 1724 Mount Vernon Street
The following neighborhoods will be holding similar events on Friday, Sept. 12th:
- Heart of the Westside, Nichols Park, 1900 W. Nichols St.
- Woodland Heights Neighborhood Association, Lafayette Park, 202 E. Atlantic.
A final event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13th by Tom Watkins Neighborhood Association at Tom Watkins Park, 2100 W. High.
Neighborhood Night Out is the result of a partnership between Community Partnership of the Ozarks, the Springfield Police Department, the City of Springfield, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and neighborhood associations.