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National Night Out community event returns to Garden Grove

The community is invited to attend the 38th annual National Night Out, a free community-building event featuring family activities, giveaways, and live demonstrations from the Garden Grove Police Department on Tuesday, August 3, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will take place in front of Garden Grove Police Headquarters, located at 11301 Acacia Parkway.

Event attendees can meet Garden Grove beat patrol and crime prevention officers, as well as participate in contests, try on police gear, enter in opportunity drawings, and win raffle prizes. Other activities include public safety demonstrations by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the K-9 unit, and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit. Attendees will also learn about neighborhood watch programs and how to get involved.

Parking will be available at the Acacia Adult Day Services, located at 11391 Acacia Parkway; First Baptist Church, at 12761 Euclid Street; Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, at 11300 Stanford Avenue; and Purcell Building, at 11277 Garden Grove Boulevard.

Streets in the Civic Center area will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, August 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Parking will not be allowed on streets designated with “No Parking” signs. Street closure notifications will be disseminated to residents and businesses in the immediate area two weeks prior to the event. Closed streets are:

  • Southbound lane of Civic Center Drive, from Acacia Parkway to Garden Grove Boulevard
  • Acacia Parkway, from 7th Street to Garden Grove City Hall, at 11222 Acacia Parkway

National Night Out is an annual event that provides an opportunity for residents to meet, interact, and collaborate with local law enforcement, while promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

For more information, please contact the Garden Grove Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at (714) 741-5760 or email at [email protected].

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.