City of Kyle National Night Out 2013

National Night Out 2013

The Kyle Police Department is hosting a National Night Out Central Block Party for residents that live in historic Kyle and those residents without a neighborhood party.  So, please join the Police Department for food, fun and entertainment.  The Central Block Party will be at Historic City Hall located at 101 South Burleson Street.

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s  (National Association of Town Watch) National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).

NATW’s Executive Director, Matt Peskin introduced National Night Out in 1984.The first National Night Out took place on Tuesday, August 7th 1984. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.

The seed had been planted.

National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.

Peskin said, “It’s a wonderful opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round. The night celebrates safety and crime prevention successes and works to expand and strengthen programs for the next 364 days.”
Timeline

    March, 1981 ⇒ NATW Founded
    November, 1981 ⇒ First NewSpirit Newsletter
    August 7, 1984 ⇒ First Annual NNO Event
    August, 1988 ⇒ President Bush NNO Kickoff in Philadelphia (5th Year Anniversary)
    August, 1989 ⇒ NNO Kickoff at FBI Headquarters
    August, 1990 ⇒ NNO Ceremony on Peace Bridge (Buffalo and Ontario)
    August, 1990 ⇒ U.S. Air Force Weather Satellite Image on the Night of NNO
    August, 1991 ⇒ NNO Kickoff at DEA in Arlington, VA (1st Visit for an U.S. President)
    August, 1993 ⇒ NNO Kickoff at Justice Department
    August, 1993 ⇒ Project365 Founded
    April, 1994 ⇒ NATW Members Meet President Clinton
    August 3, 2004 ⇒ “Nat the Knight” Born
    August, 2008 ⇒ 25th Anniversary NNO at National Mall in Washington D.C.
    June 19, 2010 ⇒ National Night Out joins Facebook

The chart below lists the communities in Kyle that are hosting National Night Out events.  We will be adding community events as their information becomes available, so check back often.  If you don't see your community here, check with your neighborhood association to find out event details.  If you would like your community event listed please contact Kyle Police Community Services/Professional Standards Unit at 512-268-0859 or Officer James Plant jplant [at] cityofkyle [dot] com

For more information about the history and purpose of National Night Out, please visit their website at  www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno.  

Community Event Location
Silverado Silverado Community Park (Corner of Silverado Drive and San Felipe Drive)
Amberwood Amberwood Community Pool
Sunset Ridge Sunset Ridge Clubhouse
Overlook at Plum Creek Overlook at Plum Creek Community Pool and Park
Post Oak Post Oak Community Pool and Park
Bunton Creek Bunton Creek Pavilion (park and pool area)
Brookside Estates Contact Sam Menenses at sam_meneses [at] hotmail [dot] com for location information
Southlake Ranch Contact Debbie Britt at debbiebritt [at] hotmail [dot] com for location information
Indian Paintbrush 137 Indian Paintbrush
Four Seasons Farm Lake Kyle, located at 700 Lehman Road
Kennsington Trails Contact Lori Hwey for information
Downtown Block Party City Square Park located at 101 South Burleson Road (Old Kyle City Hall)
Plum Creek Community Park at Mather and Wetzel
Sunset Ridge Sunset Ridge Club House