PALMDALE – Music, rock climbing, a dunk tank and Pokémon Go are just some of the highlights attendees can expect at Palmdale’s annual National Night Out event.
The celebration will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, at Domenic Massari Park, located at 37716 55th Street East in Palmdale.
National Night Out festivities will be held on the west side of Domenic Massari Park, near the skate park.
In addition to the many public safety displays from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments, residents will be treated to live music, a rock climbing wall, relay races, a Dunk A Cop Tank, and an opportunity to test their strength with the Bearcat Pull. Raffle prizes will be given away courtesy of Target.
“Come on out and bring some chairs, a picnic basket and enjoy all the fun,” said Public Safety Supervisor Kelly Long.
“In addition to meeting our local public safety staff and first responders, seeing all the great displays, and enjoying the activities, join me, fellow Crime Prevention Specialist Kery German and Mayor Jim Ledford as we drop lures at the Pokestops in Domenic Massari Park,” said Palmdale Crime Prevention Officer Ruth Oschmann . “Make sure you come by to catch ‘em all!”
The event kicks off at 5 p.m. and will conclude with a walk around the park, from 7:30 to 8 p.m., so that residents, city staff and law enforcement can celebrate the new safety lighting that recently went into the park.
Ice cream and snacks will be available for purchase.
National Night Out is a nationwide crime prevention awareness campaign designed to generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts.
In celebration of National Night Out 2016, residents in Palmdale neighborhoods are asked to participate by turning on their outside lights and spending evenings outside with neighbors throughout the month of August. Many neighborhoods will be hosting special events such as block parties, cookouts and forming Neighborhood Watch groups with the city’s crime prevention staff and sheriff’s deputies.
For more information, call 661-267-5170.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]