July 21, 2022
You're invited to family-friendly National Night Out
Springfield, Mo. – Join the Springfield Police Department on August 2 at 5 p.m., for National Night Out at Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont.
The family-friendly event is a free, city-wide event that brings together law enforcement, health and safety organizations, and neighborhood groups for a night of safety education and fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy music, free food, tennis, and other family fun games along with tours of police, fire and safety vehicles.
At the end of the event, Springfield firefighters and Springfield police officers will face off in a softball game at 7 p.m., also at Meador Park.
This free event is a result of a collaboration between Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and the City of Springfield.
National Night Out celebrates the culmination of crime prevention activity in all Springfield neighborhoods: people working together in associations and other groups to prevent and address crime and other neighborhood problems. It also promotes healthy neighborhoods and encourages people to get out and get to know one another.
“It is an occasion to celebrate past successes, discuss current challenges or issues, and re-dedicate collaborative efforts with neighbors, police, businesses and others to improve the quality of life in our city,” said Chief Williams.
Past National Night Out campaigns involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
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Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters