Des Moines residents can participate in National Night Out Tuesday, a national crime prevention and community-building event.
National Night Out is designed to build relationships between law enforcement and neighbors. The event is also designed to generate support for anti-crime programs, according to a news release from the Des Moines Police Department. This is the 32nd year the Des Moines Police Department has participated in the program and worked with neighborhoods to support it.
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Several Des Moines neighborhoods are planning activities, including:
- Beaverdale neighborhood: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the intersection of Beaver and Franklin avenues
- Central Iowa Shelter & Services: 6 p.m.-7:30 pm, at 1420 Mulberry St. Dinner will be provided; the event will feature outdoor games and a live band, too.
- Cheatom Park, King-Irving, Mondamin-Presidential, Good Park, River Bend and Chautauqua Park neighborhoods: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at Cheatem Park; food and entertainment will be provided.
- Douglas Acres neighborhood: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Euclid Hy-Vee room, at 2540 E Euclid Ave.
- Drake neighborhood: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., at Drake Park, at 2300 Drake Park Ave.; food and beverages will be available.
- Easter Lake neighborhood: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at Easter Lake Park’s Shelter #1; bring your own sack lunch.
- Elsie Mason Manor/Ligutti Towers: 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., on the Ligutti Tower’s 9th-floor rooftop, at 555 5th Ave., featuring refreshments, entertainment and games.
- Fairground neighborhood: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Des Moines Fire Department at 2715 Dean Ave.; featuring free food, yard games and a hayrack ride.
- Fairmont Park neighborhood: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., at Fairmont Park, at 2520 Hull Ave.; food and beverages will be available.
- Highland Park, Oak Park neighborhoods: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., McHenry Park; Food & beverages will be provided, music, a cake walk, bounce house, lawn games.
- Indianola Hills, McKinley School/Columbus Park neighborhoods: 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Columbus Park at 1921 SE 1st St.; featuring food and yard games.
- Magnolia Park, South Park neighborhoods: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., South Union School Elementary School, 4201 S Union St., food/beverages; face painting, dance group; soccer.
- Merle Hay neighborhood: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Tower Park, at 4900 Hickman Road; featuring food, door prizes, vendor tables and family-friendly entertainment.
- Oakridge neighborhood: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Play City Area, at 926 Oakridge Drive; featuring snacks and drinks.
- Pioneer Park: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Evergreen Park, 2000 Evergreen Ave.; featuring raffle prizes, snacks, drinks and activities for kids.
- Rosemont Place & Sutton Hill Apartments: 5-7 p.m. at 2100 Southeast King Ave.; featuring kids’ activities and grilled food.
- Sherman Hill neighborhood: 6 p.m. until dark at the Hoyt Sherman Place lawn; featuring “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie, free ice cream and food by Palms Caribbean Cuisine food truck.
- Southwestern Hills neighborhood: 5-7:15 p.m. at the Wakonda Christian Church, 4938 Fleur Drive; featuring dinner catered by Hy-Vee, including burgers, fruit, cookies and drinks.
- Union Park neighborhood: 5-7 p.m. at the Union Park United Methodist Church, 2305 E 12th St.; featuring food, games and prizes.
- Waterbury neighborhood: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Polk Boulevard & Ingersoll Avenue; featuring ice cream, a Blank Park Zoo program with rain forest animals and kids’ games.
- Watrous Heights: 5-7 p.m. at Park Avenue Elementary School, 3141 SW 9th St.; featuring drinks, candy, games and face-painting.
- Waveland Park neighborhood: 6-8 p.m. at Perkins Elementary School, 4301 College Ave; featuring live music, a bounce house and games.
- Waveland Woods neighborhood: 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Elementary School playground, 5912 University Ave.; featuring an ice cream truck, a caricature artist and a balloon face-painting artist.
- Woodland Heights neighborhood: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Chamberlain Park, 2150 Woodland Ave.; water and cool treats will be provided.