List: ‘National Night Out’ events in West Michigan

A National Night Out event at Pinebrook Village mobile home park in Kentwood. (Aug. 5, 2014)
A National Night Out event at Pinebrook Village mobile home park in Kentwood. (Aug. 5, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Help curb crime and celebrate your community this Tuesday, Aug. 4 during National Night Out.

This is the 32nd year for the campaign, which is focused on building relationships between police and community members by offering free family friendly activities including block parties, cookouts, safety demonstrations and live entertainment.

Homeowners are encouraged to lock their doors, flip on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors celebrating with neighbors.

More than 38 million people are expected to take part in National Night Out.

In West Michigan, participating communities include:


Adams Park Apartments
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
1440 Fuller SE
Cookout with hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and beverages available.

Alger Heights Neighborhood Association
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Alger Middle School
921 Alger SE
Bounce house, petting zoo, pony rides, children’s games, bike registration, DJ, splash pad, prizes, classic cars, and free popcorn, lemonade and ice cream available.

Baxter Neighborhood Association
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Joe Taylor Park
On Bemis between Diamond and Neland
Face painting, balloons, Smoke House, giveaways, employment opportunities, dance contest, music and free food and ice cream included.

Creston Neighborhood Association
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Briggs Park
Remote control airplane and helicopter exhibition (4 p.m.); Puppet concert by the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe (5 p.m.); Monarch butterfly release ( 6 p.m.) Also includes open pool, arts and crafts. Hot dogs, chips and popcorn will be available.

Fuller Area Neighbors
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fuller Avenue Church
1239 Fuller Avenue SE
Includes basketball, crafts, Bible study, Hot dogs and Sno-Cones.

Garfield Park Neighborhood Association
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Salvation Army Kroc Center
2500 S. Division
Meet local police and firefighters. Activities include Slip & Slide rides, a bounce house, kids’ games, interactive drumming with Wazobia and a free 7 p.m. showing of “Paddington” inside the Worship and Performing Arts Center. Concessions available for purchase

Heritage Hill Association
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Pleasant Park
400 Pleasant Street SE
Includes face painting, children’s activities, adult ball game and ice cream social. Water and lemonade also available.

John Ball Area Neighbors
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Lincoln Park Lodge
1120 Bridge NW
Includes children’s games, face painting/temporary tattoos and informational booths. Movie in the Park starts at 8:30 p.m. Bottled water and popcorn will be available.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Midtown Green
Eastern and Fountain
Includes a zoo demonstration, face painting, balloons, crafts, family friendly activities and a dog safety informational session. Popsicles and Sno-Cones will also be available.

Northeast Citizen Action Association
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Beckwith School
2405 Leonard NE
Includes games, prizes, a raffle, antique cars, face painting and crafts. Hot dogs, watermelon and popcorn will also be available. An ice cream truck will also stop by.

Oakdale Neighbors
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Oakdale Park Church
961 Temple SE
Community, bike club and safety information available. Visitors will also be treated to snacks and ice cones.

Ottawa Hills
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School
Festivities include a bounce house, balloons and face painting. Visitors can also enjoy ice cream, coffee and lemonade.

Roosevelt Park Neighborhood
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Caulfield Park
1119-1121 Caulfield Ave. SW
Festivities include face painting, games and raffle. Informational resources also available. Visitors can also enjoy hot dogs, chips and water.

Seeds of Promise
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
1168 Madison SE
Includes information on lighting and personal safety; children can color with police officers. Visitors can also enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, baked beans, lemonade, pop an d a sundae bar.

West Grand Neighborhood
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Stocking Elementary
863 7th Street NW
Will include a bounce house, games and food.

5 p.m.
Kollen Park
240 Kollen Park Dr.
Includes music and entertainment, kids games and pie eating contest, dunk tank, vintage car show and food.


6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Arcadia School
932 Boswell Lane

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Rockwell Park
Corner of Trimble and Humphries

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Edison Neighborhood Association building
816 Washington

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Greenwood Reformed Church
1815 Winton

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Northside Association for Community Development
612 N. Park

Parkview Hills
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Parkview Hills Clubhouse
3707 Greenleaf Circle

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
West Main Park

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
West Vine Street at Locust

West Main Hill
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Henderson Park
1601 Henderson Court

South Kent Night Out Against Crime
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Peppino’s Restaurant
1515 Eastport Drive SE
Includes performances by the Grand Rapids Drive’s dance team and a motorcycle stunt team as well as a magic show, Tug-O-War contest, and a petting zoo. Meet the Grand Rapids Drive and Griffins’ mascots, Buckets and Griff.


6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Deck restaurant
1601 Beach Street
Free appetizers and soft drinks; meet and greet on the back deck.

Campbell Field
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Campbell Field
1940 Barclay Street
Includes free hot dogs, chips, face painting, sidewalk chalk and bracelet making.

East Muskegon
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Pocket Park on Lakeshore Drive

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Beukema Playfield
1188 Wesley Ave.
Community picnic

Marsh Field
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Marsh Field
1800 Peck Street
Community potluck; hot dogs provided.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
McLaughlin Community Park
Corner of Terrace and Isabella
Free food; neighbors encouraged to bring dish to pass.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
St. Joseph Park
Monroe Avenue near 5th Street
Includes free hot dogs, beverages, kid-friendly games; please bring a dish to pass.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Nims Park
Corner of Southern and Davis
Includes free hot dogs, chips and refreshments, children’s activities, crafts, bike registration, face painting, bounce house, and fire truck tours.

6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
First Wesleyan Church
1040 E. Forest Ave.
Includes free refreshments and youth-friendly activities

Sheldon Park
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Eavanston Avenue Baptist Church
1188 Evanston Ave.
Free food, beverages and entertainment

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Judge Steven Servaas Municipal Complex
7 South Monroe
Check out police and fire apparatus, crime prevention information, a smoke-filled simulator trailer and meet a K-9 officer.

Feyen Zylstra
2396 Hillside Dr. NW
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bounce houses, prize giveaways, games, crafts, music, hot dogs, snow cones for free.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Lamar Park
Musical performances led by Diego Morales , bounce house, face painting, balloon artist, free glow bracelets, bubbles, Frisbees and prizes.

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