San Marcos gears up for 33rd annual National Night Out event at San Elijo Park

National Night Out

The City of San Marcos will host National Night Out at two locations on Tuesday, August 2 to celebrate America’s night out against crime.

The free event will be held at Connors Park, 320 W. San Marcos Boulevard from 3 to 6 pm; the second will be held at San Elijo Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Road from 5 to 7 pm.  Both offer an opportunity to meet your neighbors, local sheriff deputies and learn about the City’s crime prevention program.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to one of the two event locations to be educated on good safety habits. The events will offer free hot dogs,  fingerprinting, information on neighborhood watch and tips for child safety. There will also be a talking patrol car, games and refreshments.

“National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships in our fight for a safer City,” explained San Marcos Sheriff’s Captain Mike McClain. “The benefits to the community extend well beyond this one night.”

San Marcos National Night Out is in coordination with the 33rd Annual National Night Out, a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Last year, more than 37 million people participated in National Night Out across the country in more than 15,700 communities.

Along with traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials, safety fairs and youth events.

For more information, please call the City’s crime prevention unit at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3111 or (760) 510-5255.

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