Neighborhoods throughout Washougal are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases at the city’s first-ever National Night Out event. Washougal Police Department and City of Washougal will host an ice cream social on August 3, 2021 at Hathaway Park (799 25th Street) from 6-8pm. The event will also include free giveaways, safety demonstrations and a selfie station.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Neighbors throughout Washougal and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.
“On behalf of the members of the Washougal police department I want to invite everyone to participate in our first National Night Out event,” said Washougal Police Chief Wendi Steinbronn. “National Night Out is one small part of our overarching goal to enhance community engagement. This is a time to strengthen police-community relationships and meet your neighbors in a fun, welcoming environment.”
Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most communities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more.
The event is nationally sponsored by NATW, Ring, New York Life, Starbucks, Associa, AT&T, Academy Sports & Outdoors and co-sponsored locally by Washougal Police Department and the City of Washougal.
Information about the City of Washougal’s National Night Out event can be found at cityofwashougal.us. For more information on National Night Out, please visit natw.org.