We are in full swing planning for the Fred Meyer & Eugene Police National Night Out Hosted by Eugene Emeralds Baseball Club at PK Park to celebrate the superhero in all of us on August 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will be joined by University of Oregon Police Department, Eugene Springfield Fire EMS, Eugene Public Works, Eugene Parks, Eugene Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement, City of Eugene Police Auditor's Office, Kids FIRST, Safe Kids West Oregon sponsored by PeaceHealth, and more.
This event will be
a fun and family-centric celebration of our community featuring a children’s
superhero costume contest, K9 demo, Fire Dog Casey, Metro Explosives Disposal
Unit van and robot, Crisis Negotiation van and team, traffic teams of UO and
EPD, SWAT Bear Cat Armored Unit, Radar Trailer, bouncy house, fast pitch,
slide, tours of police, fire and public works vehicles, chief vs. chief
competition, goodie bags for younger children while supplies last, and of
course some Eugene Ems Baseball players.
costume contest for children will be in three categories through age nine and
judged by our first responder heroes from police, fire and public works. First
through third place will receive prizes and a medallion. Participants will
receive a participant ribbon. Parents/guardians can sign up at the event for
their child or children to participate. Special thanks for the prize help by
Burley Bikes, Fred Meyer, and Eugene Police Foundation.
National Night Out?
and cities across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts
and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth
events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits. National Night Out is
always the first Tuesday in August. This year it will be on August 6.
Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-public
partnerships to make our communities safer, more caring places to live.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between residents and law
enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great
opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive