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Monday, October 1, 2012

National Night Out 2012

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Meg Matthews

Public Relations Manager

(501) 371-4421


National Night Out Celebrated

Throughout Little Rock




(Little Rock – October 1, 2012) -- On Tuesday, October 2nd, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials will join forces to mark National Night Out.  In Little Rock, there are at least fifteen sites working with City staff.


“Most years there are neighborhoods that plan their own activities without partnering with the City – so we expect that there will be even more sites throughout Little Rock on October 2nd,” said Andre Bernard, Director of Housing and Neighborhood programs for the City of Little Rock. “No matter who does the planning, the result is a notable one. This one night can help create relationships for neighbors that last all year. We’re very proud to be a part of this annual event.”


National Night Out is designed to: 

  • Heighten crime, drug and violence prevention awareness; 

  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; 

  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; 

  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

In Little Rock, these goals will be accomplished in a wide variety of ways. Though food (catfish and hot dogs seem to be the most popular offerings), games (organized sports or carnival-style arcade activities), and information (crime prevention, health screenings, city program offerings) are staples at each site. Every location puts its own unique twist on it and most sites also have visits from Little Rock Police and Fire personnel.

“Traveling around to the various locations throughout the City is a great way to experience the rich diversity that Little Rock has to offer,” says City Manager Bruce Moore. “During National Night Out you will see people of all ages, races, and professional backgrounds meeting together as neighbors. City staff looks forward to this night every year as they help celebrate neighborhoods and community-building.”


2012 National Night Out Locations




West Central Alert Center

Block Party

Location: 4200 Barrow Road

Time 5:00-7:30


Brownwood Terrace Neighborhood Association

Block Party

Location: # 14 Keltwood Cove

Time: 5:30- 8:00


Twin Lake B POA

9302 Labette Dr.

Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Time: 5:00- 7:30 


Westwood Neighborhood Association

Open House

Location: Western Hills Elementary School

4901 Western Hills Road

Time: 6:00-8:00

East 21st Alert Center

Open House

Location: 500 E 21st. Street

Time: 5:00-7:00


South End Alert Center

Block Party

Location: Daisy Bates Museum

2811 W. 28th

Time: 5:00-7:00


Central High Alert Center

Open House

Location: 1108 Park

Time: 5:00 PM– 7:00 PM


Capitol View Stifft Station

Lamar Porter Field/Billy Mitchell Boys Club

Location: 3100 W. 7th

Time 5:00 – 7:00

Willie L. Hinton Resource Center

Block Party

Location: 3805 W 12th.

Time: 5:00-7:30

Oak Forest Alert Center &

The University District Neighborhoods   

Location: UALR Welcome Center

University Plaza (Northeast corner of University & Asher Avenue)

Time: 5:30 - 7:00


East Little Rock Alert Center   

Block Party

Location: East End Park 2500 E. 6th  ST.

Time: 5:00-7:00


Valley Drive Alert Center

Block Party    

Location: McClellan High School

9417 Geyer Springs Rd.

Time: 5:00-7:00


Doyle Springs Alert Center

Party in the Park

Location: Wakefield Park

7401 Woodson Road.

Time: 5:00-7:30


Baseline Alert Center

Block Party

Location: Baseline Elementary School

3623 Baseline Road

Time 5:30-7:30


Mann Road Alert Center

Block Party

Location: 9209 Mann Road

Time: 5:00-7:00


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