Brooklyn Park Gears Up for its 40th National Night Out Celebration
Brooklyn Park is buzzing with excitement in anticipation of its 40th annual National Night Out. The city gained national recognition last year for hosting the most neighborhood parties during this special event, earning the top spot nationwide.
Kimberly Czapar, Crime Prevention Specialist for Brooklyn Park, is in charge of organizing the National Night Out festivities and considers it one of the most enjoyable aspects of her job.
“I’ve always had an amazing time during the evening, witnessing neighbors connecting and spending quality time in our communities. It’s truly gratifying to see the profound impact it has on our community,” stated Czapar.
Connected Neighborhoods are Safer Neighborhoods
Over the years, National Night Out has evolved into a community-building event designed to strengthen neighborhood bonds and promote crime prevention.
“Connected neighborhoods are safer neighborhoods. It’s also an opportunity to foster partnerships between law enforcement and the community, even during the nighttime hours. We are thrilled to witness everyone coming together, connecting, and enjoying a wonderful summer night,” explained Czapar.
Czapar’s hope is that even more residents will actively participate in this year’s National Night Out celebration.
“It can be something as simple as organizing a potluck where everyone brings a dish. You could also opt for an ice cream social or keep it effortless with lemonade and cookies,” stated Czapar.
National Night Out takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 1. All residents are urged to join their neighborhood block parties, cookouts, and other planned activities to strengthen their local communities.
To register a block party or learn more about National Night Out, please visit Brooklyn Park’s website.