Mayor Jeff Longwell is encouraging neighborhoods to register their events for Neighborhood Night Out, which will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9.
“Neighborhood Night Out is a great way to get to know your neighbors so you can look out for one another and keep your area safe,” Longwell said on Thursday during his weekly news conference at City Hall.
Neighborhood Night Out, formerly celebrated as National Night Out and Celebrate Safe Communities, is an annual event that promotes neighborhood safety and combats crime by encouraging neighbors to get to know each other through neighborhood parties, picnics, cookouts and other social gatherings over one designated evening.
To encourage participation, the City will waive park fees for groups who want to hold their gathering in a neighborhood park. While supplies last, the City will also provide barricades at no charge to groups that want to block off a portion of the street for their event. To request barricades or reserve a park, call 350-3400.
Register your party by visiting www.wichita.gov::
- Click on the “Government” tab and then “Police;”
- Click on the “Forms” button and a drop down menu will appear;
- Click the last item on the drop down menu and fill out the Neighborhood Night Out registration form.
It’s up to neighborhoods to decide how to celebrate. The options are limitless; they can hold a block party, picnic, ice cream social, cookout, etc.
Police Officers, Firefighters, elected officials and other City staff will attend as many of the neighborhood parties as possible. For more information, please contact the Wichita Police Department at 268-4165.