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National Night Out

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Celebrate National Night Out 2023 with MPD!

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, that takes place annually on the first Tuesday in August. Each year, the Metropolitan Police Department actively joins thousands of DC residents, DC government & nonprofit agencies, and other community leaders to celebrate National Night Out. From community cookouts to open houses – block parties, candlelight vigils and athletic events – DC is geared up for its annual celebration of America’s Night Out Against Crime. In addition to the numerous activities at the kickoff event, communities across DC – in all seven police districts – have scheduled NNO events during the late afternoon and evening hours.

Here are the locations for this year's National Night Out Tuesday August 1, 2023:

District Location Time
First District

Garfield Park
210 South Carolina Avenue, SE

Second District

Guy Mason Recreation Center
3600 Calvert Street, NW


Third District

Banneker Recreation Center
2500 Georgia Avenue, NW

Fourth District

Hamilton Park
1340 Hamilton Street, NW

Fifth District
(Kick-Off Location)

Rosedale Recreation Center
1701 Gales Street, NE

Sixth District

Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
3675 Ely Place, SE

Seventh District

Stanton Elementary School (Field)
2701 Naylor Road, SE


The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 9,500 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

If you have any questions or want more information about any National Night Out events, please contact:

Tia Ellis
Community Outreach Supervisor
(202) 421-5564 (cell)
[email protected]