The City of San Marcos gears up for the annual National Night Out event

The City of San Marcos will host National Night Out at two locations on Tuesday, August 5 to celebrate America’s night out against crime.

The free event will be held at Connors Park, 320 West San Marcos Boulevard from 3 to 6 pm; the second will be held at San Elijo Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Road from 5 to 7 pm. Both offer an opportunity to meet your neighbors, local sheriff deputies and learn about the City’s crime prevention program. The San Marcos Fire Department will also be at the event to provide fire safety information.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to one of the two event locations to be educated on good safety habits. The events will offer fingerprinting, information on neighborhood watch and tips for child safety. There will also be a talking patrol car, games and refreshments. 

San Marcos National Night Out is in coordination with the 31st Annual National Night Out, a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Last year, nealry 38 million people participated in National Night Out across the country in more than 16,200 communities. 

“National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer City,” explained San Marcos Sheriff’s Captain Scott Ybarrondo. “The benefits to the community extend well beyond this one night.” 

Along with traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials, safety fairs and youth events. 

For more information, please call the City’s crime prevention unit at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3111 or (760) 510-5255.

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