Preparations for Springfield’s National Night Out

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- On Tuesday, August 5th, neighborhoods throughout Springfield are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the Annual National Night Out” crime, drug and gang prevention event.

More than 10-thousand communities across all 50 states will be participating in National Night Out events tomorrow night.  There are about 9 National Night Out events planned for Springfield and preparations have been underway.

The idea is to bring the communities together so neighbors can get to know one another and be familiar with different ways to decrease crime rates.

Neighbors also want to strengthen the relationship between the community and Springfield Police.
Here is a list of the events taking place Tuesday, August 5th in the city of Springfield:

1. Kenific Park
Sponsored by the Beat Management Team, New North Citizens Council and the Sherriff’s Department

  • Plainfield Street
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Food and Fun

2. Marshall Roy Field, behind Pottenger School
Sponsored by the East Springfield Neighborhood Council

  • 1437 Carew St., Springfield located behind the Pottenger School in the Marshall Roy Field
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Food, Fun, DJ and Vocalist

3. Myrtle Street Playground
Sponsored by the Indian Orchard Community Police Task Force

  • 117 Main St. Indian Orchard
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Food,Fun and prizes

4. Concord Heights/ Outing Park
Sponsored by First Resource Management

  • 37 Saratoga St.
  • 4  to 6 p.m.
  • Food And Fun

5. Worthington/ City View
Sponsored by First Resource Management

  • 26 Federal Court
  • 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Food and Fun

6. Mason Square Apts
Sponsored by First Resource Management

  • 837 State St.
  • 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Food and fun

7. Partners for Community Acton
Sponsored by Bay, McKnight and the Old Hill Neighborhood Council

  • 721  State Street
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Food, fun, music and a neighborhood walk

8. Nathan Bill Playground
Sponsored by East Forest Park

  • Plumbtree Rd at Eddwood
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Fun, music, demonstrations., clowns, face painting and safety presentations, eye scan.

9. Allen Park Apts
Sponsored by Allen Park Apts.

  • 251 Allen Park Rd.
  • 5 to 10 p.m.
  • DJ, Face paint, Food and a Water Tank, Parade and more Glow stick Parade at 9:00 p.m.

Police officers will be at all events.

 

 

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