National Night Out
Sponsoring in Partnership
Join us Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Happy Valley Park for National Night Out, a nationwide event that serves to build relationships between residents and promote police-community partnerships. In Happy Valley, National Night Out has typically boasted individual neighborhood block parties with local emergency responders and City officials making brief visits to groups as time permits. This year, in efforts to maximize connections and celebrate community togetherness, the City, in partnership with Happy Valley Police Department, Clackamas Fire District #1, and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office are joining forces to bring the fun to one central location, which will better ensure everyone gets a chance to be part of the excitement.
The event will offer an evening of summer fun that will include food, educational and interactive safety booths, and live musical entertainment sponsored by Emmert International.
Food and beverage vendors will be on site with items available for purchase, including wine and beer. Picnic items are fine to bring to the event, however we ask that charcoal BBQ’s be left at home in efforts to reduce fire hazards.
- Kona Ice
- Valley Public House
- Fuego All Day
- Papa Murphy’s
- Killer Burger
Bust a move with popular cover band, Hit Machine, as the community comes together to pay tribute to our local safety heroes. As an added bonus, the City is proud to present a special fireworks display once the sun goes down.
Getting to know your neighbors is one of the best ways to fight crime. A neighborhood that is connected is more likely to recognize suspicious activity and look out for one another. Residents are more apt to notice when something is amiss and because relationships are strong, are much more likely to speak up about a concern because communicating with neighbors is already a familiar process. National Night Out reinforces this notion and can be a great catalyst for encouraging neighbors to get acquainted. Through this annual event, neighbors and safety representatives have an opportunity to share contact information, problem solve challenges, and get to know one another better.
Happy Valley Police, Clackamas County Sheriff deputies, and firefighters from Clackamas Fire District #1 will all be on site. Residents are encouraged to check out their emergency vehicles and rigs, test out the sirens, and ask lots of questions! City Councilors, City staff and members of the Traffic and Public Safety Committee will also be available to meet and engage with.
Happy Valley’s National Night Out is an award-winning event. For the past 11 years, the City has received recognition at the state level for its participation. In 2018, Happy Valley ranked second overall as having the most attendees. Please help us continue to grow this event and keep crime out of our community!