Seal of Little Rock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421


Media Releases

Contact(s): Jennifer Godwin | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822


National Night Out Events Set for October 4

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Residents, neighborhood groups, police officers, and city officials will come together Tuesday, Oct. 4, to commemorate National Night Out at more than 20 community events taking place across Little Rock.

Millions of people across the United States gather for festivals, cookouts, block parties, and celebrations to build neighborhood camaraderie and forge relationships with city departments such as police and neighborhood programs. The initiative’s mission is to build up partnerships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, all with the goal of creating safer neighborhoods and a sense of community

The City of Little Rock is organizing 15 of the events in partnership with neighborhood associations, while six other events are being held in various communities across the city. The Little Rock Police Department and the Housing and Neighborhood Programs Department help lead the events each year, many of which take place in community centers around the city. City officials and employees will be attending many of the events. A special guest speaker, local author Edmond Davis, will attend the community awareness celebration at Mann Road Neighborhood Resource Center.

“This is a day we look forward to every year. It is encouraging to see neighborhood associations and residents come together with our city employees to celebrate our communities,” said Victor Turner, interim director of Housing and Neighborhood Programs. “The fellowship from this night carries over into the entire year.”

National Night Out events in Little Rock:

East End and East of Broadway Neighborhood Resource Center

East End Neighborhood Association

Community Block Party

Location:  2500 East 6th Street

Time:  5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pettaway Park Association

National Night Out Awareness Celebration

Location:  Pettaway Park, 500 East 21st Street

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

South End Neighborhood Resource Center

South End Neighborhood Association

Thrashers Boys and Girls Club

Block Party

Location: 3301 South State Street

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wright Avenue Neighborhood Resource Center

Wright Avenue Association

Community Awareness Block Party

Location:  1813 Wright Avenue 

Time: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Central High Neighborhood Resource Center
Capitol Hill Neighborhood Association
Central High Neighborhood Association

Community Block Party Street

Location: Central High School National Historic Site Visitor’s Center                                          

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Capitol View-Stiff Station Neighborhood Resource Center

Capitol View-Stiff Station Neighborhood Association

National Night Out Celebration

Location: Woodruff Community Garden at 7th & Brown Streets 

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center

Forest Hills Neighborhood Association
Hope Neighborhood Association
Love Neighborhood Association
Pine to Woodrow Neighborhood Association
Stephen’s Area Faith Association

National Night Out Community Awareness Celebration

Location: 3805 West 12th Street 

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Oak Forest Neighborhood Resource Center

Fair Park Residents Association
Broadmoor Association
Point O Woods Association
College Terrace Association
South of Asher Association

Community Awareness Block Party

Location: University District Parking Lot

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

West Central Neighborhood Resource Center

John Barrow Neighborhood Association

Community Center Celebration Party

Location: West Central Community Center (Enter complex from 43rd & Boyce St.)

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]

[endif]

Twin Lakes B Property Owner's Association
Community Awareness Party in the Park

Location: Twin Lakes B Community Park

Time:  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Westwood Neighborhood Association

Crime Awareness Party 

Location: Western Hills Elementary School, 4901 Western Hills Avenue

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Doyle Springs Neighborhood Resource Center

Wakefield Community Association

Community Awareness Party in the Park

Location:  Wakefield Park, 7401 Woodson Road

Time: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Valley Drive Neighborhood Resource Center

OUR Neighborhood Association
Yorkwood Neighborhood Association
Allendale Neighborhood Association
Cloverdale Neighborhood Association
Community Awareness Party 

Location: Southwest Community Center 6401 Baseline Road

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]

[endif]

Upper Baseline Neighborhood Resource Center

Baseline Neighborhood Association

Community Awareness Party

Location:  Baseline Elementary School, 3623 Baseline Road

Time: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Mann Road Neighborhood Resource Center

Community Awareness Party 

Location: Mann Road Resource Center 

9209 Mann Road

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Other National Night Out events:

Otter Creek Neighborhood 

Location: Otter Creek Parkway

Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Pleasant Valley Neighborhood

Location: 2300 AR Valley Drive

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Water’s Edge Neighborhood

Location: Cul-de-sac near entrance

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Colony West Neighborhood

Location: 2606 Hillbrook

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Briarwood Neighborhood 

Location: 315 S. Hughes Street

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hall High Neighborhood

Location: 900 McKinley Street

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

###