Local bands, a fun run for kids, K-9 units, and fireworks are among the attractions at six National Night Out events occurring in Milwaukee County Parks in early August, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced.
“These National Night Out events bring neighbors together with local law enforcement in a positive environment to build a true sense of community,” Abele said. “These events are another way that Milwaukee County can help strengthen communities by preventing crime and making our neighborhoods stronger.”
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. In partnership with law enforcement agencies and community groups, Milwaukee County is hosting numerous events at County parks from Aug. 1 to and Aug. 17.
Events are scheduled at Wedgewood, Hales Corners, Kosciuszko, Lincoln, and Kops parks. In addition, fireworks on the Oak Creek Parkway will follow a South Milwaukee event being held at the South Milwaukee Police Department building.
Schedule of National Night Out Events at Milwaukee County Parks
Mon., Aug. 1
Wedgewood Park, 7201 Wedgewood Drive, will feature the music of Our House, performing in four-part harmony from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event also includes a 50/50 raffle, prizes, food trucks, a clown, and face-painting for the kids. The Night Out event will run from 6–8:45 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 2
Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7 St., will feature the music of Maracujaz Brazilian & American Jazz from 6 to 8 p.m. Also from 6 to 8 p.m., AWE Truck Studio will lead make-and-take art projects for kids. Also included in the event are a bounce house and police car on display. The Night Out event will run from 4 to 8 p.m.
Hales Corners Park, 5765 S. New Berlin Road, will feature food, music, and activities. Attractions include a fun run for kids, a bounce house, and a maze. Vehicles (including police cars) and boats will be on display. Resources at the event include local businesses and non-profit organizations. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Hales Corners VFW and the Hales Corners Lions Club. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m.
Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave. (in the area adjacent to the Blatz Pavilion), will feature the music of KIC Keep’n It Clean (K.I.C.), with dynamic vocals and inspired rhythms from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Night Out event is from 4 to 8 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 4
Kops Park, 3321 N. 86 St., will feature local K-9 units and the Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team. Family activities and a raffle will also take place. Free hot dogs, chips, and water will be available while supplies last. The Night Out event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and includes a variety of family-friendly activities.
Wed., Aug. 17
South Milwaukee Police Department, 2424 15th Ave, will feature food, games, music, and a raffle from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fireworks will be set off at the Oak Creek Parkway and Michigan Avenue beginning at 9 p.m.