National Night Out

Mark Your Calendar!

August 5, 2019 --- FREE Kick-off Event at Centennial Beach
August 6, 2019 --- National Night Out Neighborhood Events

About National Night Out

National Night Out is commonly called “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” This nationwide event is designed to heighten drug prevention and crime awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. Last year, nearly 50 Naperville neighborhoods participated.

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Naperville and across the nation are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and other City personnel. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout Naperville and nationwide.

Community Kick-Off at the Beach

Monday, August 5, 5-8 p.m.

The City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District would like to invite you to participate in the National Night Out kick-off event at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Enjoy swimming, games, giveaways and entertainment. A limited amount of free food and beverages will be provided.

A donated personal care item, baby care product or household item to benefit Family Shelter Service will get you in for FREE! Suggested per-person donation value = $3.

NEW THIS YEAR - Attendees will be asked what neighborhood they are representing as they enter the kick-off event. The two neighborhoods with the most representation will EACH receive 200 cups of Andy’s Frozen Custard for their National Night Out neighborhood event on Aug. 6!

Neighborhood National Night Out Events

Tuesday, August 6, 6-9 p.m.

Neighborhoods throughout Naperville will join communities nationwide and participate in the City’s 23rd annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get together with your neighbors to strengthen your community and to promote positive police-community partnerships. 

Members of the Naperville Police, Park District Police, Naperville Fire, Public Works, Animal Control, Electric and Water Utility departments will visit many of the registered events.

Participating Neighborhoods

The following neighborhoods have registered their National Night Out events on Tuesday, August 6:

  • Ashwood Crossing
  • Bristol Station Apartments
  • Brookdale
  • Buttonwood
  • Century Farms
  • Chantecleer Lakes 
  • Chestnut Creek
  • Clow Creek Farm
  • Columbia Estates
  • Country Wood
  • Countryside
  • Cress Creek Commons
  • Downtown
  • East Highlands 
  • Fifteen98 Naperville Apartments
  • Fontenaix 
  • Haverton
  • High Meadow
  • High Oaks
  • Hobson West
  • Hunters Woods
  • Huntington
  • Huntington Commons
  • Knolls of Huntington
  • Laurel/Tamarack
  • Longwood
  • Naper Carriage Hill
  • Old Farm
  • Olympic Terrace
  • Pembroke Greens
  • River Oaks
  • River Woods
  • Rosehill Farm
  • South Julian Street
  • Tamarack South
  • TGM McDowell Place
  • The Glens 
  • Timber Creek
  • Views of Naperville
  • Villas of the Fields
  • Walnut Ridge
  • Willow Ridge
  • Windgate
  • Winding Creek/Maplebrook 
  • Windridge of Naperville
Contact

Have questions? Contact Naperville Police Department's National Night Out Coordinator Julie Smith at smithju@naperville.il.us or (630) 305-5450. 

If you are interested in ordering promotional products for your event, please visit the National Night Out “Superstore” at natw.org.

Donation Drive

The City of Naperville has partnered with Family Shelter Service for this year’s National Night Out donation drive. Neighborhoods are encouraged to conduct a donation drive for this worthy cause in conjunction with their National Night Out events. A donation box will be provided.

Family Shelter Service provides emergency shelter services and safe homes to those healing from domestic abuse. They operate a 24-hour hotline and offer community advocacy for victims of domestic violence.

See a list of items Family Shelter Service is most in need of here.

Featured Program

Earlier this year, the Naperville Police Department joined Neighbors – a free app that serves as a new neighborhood watch, sending crime and safety notifications directly to your phone. This partnership will provide the Naperville community with local crime and safety information while also aiding detectives in criminal investigations.

Neighbors is a free app that anyone can use, even if they do not own a Ring device. Once the app is downloaded, residents can join their neighborhood and us the app to monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.

For more information, visit download.ring.com/Naperville.