Morris County’s Annual “National Night Out” returns to Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hosted by the Morris County Park Police and the Morris County Park Commission, this evening overflows with excitement and activities for all ages.
Participants will enjoy free food, entertainment, ice skating, attractions and giveaways. They will explore police, fire, emergency, military, and rescue vehicles, such as motorcycles, ambulances, all-terrain vehicles, fire engines, and squad cars. Dozens of municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies participate and will be available for questions.
Guests will visit the horses of the Morris County Park Police’s award-winning Mounted Equestrian Unit, dance the night away with a DJ, and play fun games to win prizes. The Morris County Park Police are also offering the popular free Child ID cards, an initiative launched in 2000 that registers more than 1,000 children annually.
With over 5,000 attendees each year, Morris County’s ‘National Night Out’ has been named a National Award Winner since 2007.
“We are incredibly proud of the national recognition our National Night Out has received,” said Chief Gabe DiPietro of the Morris County Park Police. “By offering a comprehensive array of participating agencies, we’re able to educate the public on the vast variety of community services available.”
DiPietro and the Morris County Park Police ensure public safety throughout Morris County and provide assistance to other area agencies. The department currently patrols park facilities with cars, motorcycles, bicycles, all-terrain vehicles and horses.
Admission and parking to this event is free. For more information and directions to Mennen Sports Arena, visit morrisparks.net, or contact the Park Police at 973-326-7632.