Residents are invited to join the Garden Grove Police Department as they work towards building a safer community, while enhancing neighborhood camaraderie, at the annual National Night Out, next Tuesday, August 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For the first time in years, the police/community event will be held in front of Garden Grove Police Headquarters, located at 11301 Acacia Parkway. The event is free and open to the public.
Attendees will see live demonstrations from the SWAT and K-9 units, participate in family-friendly activities, including a donut-eating contest against Garden Grove police officers, face painting, opportunity drawings, and giveaways. Residents will also get the chance to meet beat patrol and crime prevention officers, as well as learn about neighborhood watch programs and how to get involved.
Parking will be available at the Garden Grove Main Library, at 11200 Stanford Avenue, the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, at 11300 Stanford Avenue, and Acacia Adult Day Services, at 11391 Acacia Parkway.
Streets in the Civic Center area closed to traffic, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. are:
- Southbound lane on Civic Center Drive, from Garden Grove Boulevard to Acacia Parkway
- Acacia Parkway, from 7th Street to Garden Grove City Hall, located at 11222 Acacia Parkway
Parking will not be allowed on these streets, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. “No parking” signs will be on display and a street closure notification will be disseminated to residents and businesses in the immediate area two weeks prior to the event.
For the first time, Garden Grove’s National Night Out will be live-streamed by award-winning Garden Grove TV3 and made available on the Garden Grove Police Department’s Facebook, @GardenGrovePD.
Connect with Garden Grove TV3 during the event and receive an exclusive giveaway. To participate, visit the City of Garden Grove, Office of Community Relations’ booth and subscribe to Garden Grove TV3’s YouTube channel, at youtube.com/GardenGroveTV3.
For more information about National Night Out, contact the Garden Grove Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at (714) 741-5760 or by email at [email protected].