Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 25, 2005
Contact Senior Police Service Representative Antoinette Alexander
Phone (951) 358-2700
Fax (951) 351-6038


National Night Out 2005



Riverside, Ca- The Riverside Police Department has been participating in National Night Out since 1996 and is pleased once again to be part of this event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. National Night Out is a nationwide crime and drug prevention event bringing police and neighborhoods together for a night of socializing and fun.

The National Night Out “Kick-Off” event will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Bordwell Park, located at 2008 Martin Luther King Boulevard, from 5 PM to 9 PM. The event will include live entertainment, a “Kids and Cops” basketball game and a “Movie in the Park.”

On Tuesday, August 2, 2005, neighborhoods throughout the City of Riverside and nationwide will take part in celebrating National Night Out from 6 PM to 9 PM. On this evening Neighborhood Watch Groups will host block parties, ice cream socials, and many other events at various locations throughout the city. National Night Out will also be celebrated in Riverside at Bryant Park, from 4 PM to 8 PM.

The National Night Out “Finale” event will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2005, at Myra Linn Park, located at 4540 Meredith Street, from 4 PM to 9 PM. The event will include a “Kids and Cops” soccer game, a “Movie in the Park,” and local talent performances.

Event contacts designated by each Neighborhood Policing Center:

Northside/Downtown/Mag Center: Nancy Castillo (951) 320-8042
Eastside/Canyon Crest: Shene Turner (951) 320-8070
Mission Grove/Orangecrest: Petite Cunningham (951) 320-8094
Casa Blanca/Ramona: Nila Kinney (951) 320-8082
La Sierra/Arlanza: Antoinette Alexander (951) 358-2700