The Irvine Police Department (IPD) will once again host National Night Out festivities at three locations across the City. National Night Out, a highly anticipated summer tradition, will take place on August 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The family friendly event offers residents the chance to join their neighbors to meet police personnel, participate in exciting activities, and learn how to keep their neighborhoods safe.
Residents will have the opportunity to explore police vehicles and learn about police operations. Crafts, games, and face-painting will offer entertainment for kids. Attendees can enjoy free snacks, or purchase a refreshing treat from the Kona Ice truck.
Residents who bring a canned food item to benefit Families Forward will be entered in an opportunity drawing. Details on attractions at the three sites are below.
Cypress Community Park (255 Visions): Kids are sure to want to meet the officers and horses that make up our Mounted Unit, a new crowd favorite. One of our beloved K9s will be eager to greet children and adults alike. Get up close to police motorcycles, patrol cars, and a SWAT vehicle. Kids are encouraged to bring bikes and helmets for the bike rodeo.
Adventure Playground at University Community Park (1 Beech Tree Lane): Hop into a police vehicle or visit with a K9 to start off the fun. Meet officers and learn about our Community Emergency Response Team, as well as other Department units. The popular Adventure Playground will stay open late for families to enjoy.
The Ranch Neighborhood Park (5161 Royale Ave.): Our Animal Services Unit will please crowds at the Ranch. Tour police vehicles, meet Police Explorers and Youth Action Team members, and learn about Crime Prevention.
Children at all three locations will receive a free IPD police vehicle squish toy while supplies last.
For more information, go to cityofirvine.org or call 949-724-7193.