Communities and law enforcement agencies across the country are joining together to celebrate the 30th annual National Night Out Tuesday, August 6. The Highlands Ranch Metro District is partnering with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to support this year’s event.
Metro District park rangers will join other local emergency service providers and visit local neighborhood block parties. In past years, the park rangers have brought live snakes, animal pelts and talked with residents one-on-one about wildlife, and parks and open space topics.
“National Night Out is a great opportunity to connect with and build relationships with residents in Highlands Ranch,” said Nick Adamson, Metro District park ranger and open space supervisor. “Our park rangers use it as an opportunity to answer questions and educate both kids and adults about the many benefits of living in a community with a thriving parks and open space system.”
National Night Out is an annual event designed to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and send a message that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Last year 15,704 communities in the United States, Canada and U.S. military bases participated in the event.
Residents are encouraged to participate in National Night Out by attending a block party, cookout or inviting local law enforcement to visit your neighborhood. All residents are asked to turn on their outdoor lights and front porch lights on Aug. 6 from 5 until 10 p.m. to support National Night Out.
Residents in Highlands Ranch interested in hosting a block party and participating in National Night Out Aug. 6 can learn more about the event by visiting the Douglas County Sheriff’s website at www.dcsheriff.net and search National Night Out.