Annual Night Out coming up again Aug. 6; Block parties help prevent crime and unite, inform and help neighbors
Night Out is a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.
Many neighborhoods are also block watch participants and help disseminate disaster preparedness materials and speak to neighbors about looking out for one another in event of an earthquake, extended power outage, or major storm.
Anyone can host or participate in Night Out.
Download materials and get your party on the map.
STREET: You can hold an event in the street if it is NOT an arterial street (hint: they have a painted center line) and you do not close the intersection. Please keep in mind that these are not hard closures, you still must require local traffic to pass through. Please indicate on the registration the street name and block number (i.e. 3400 block of Main Street).
YARD: If you live on an arterial or would prefer not to restrict through traffic, you can always host in your front or back yard. Please ensure that the sidewalk is clear at all times.
PARK: If you live on an arterial or would prefer to host your event in the park, you can either reserve a picnic site, or just drop in and use whatever space is available.
COMMON SPACE: If your complex has a common space such as a recreation room, roof terrace, or even common driveway, you can hold your Night Out event there.