Morris County Parks host National Night Out in Morris Township, Aug. 7

Visitors pet horses from Morris County Park Policeís award-winning Mounted Equestrian Unit during National Night Out in 2017. The annual event is held at Mennen Arena.
Visitors pet horses from Morris County Park Policeís award-winning Mounted Equestrian Unit during National Night Out in 2017. The annual event is held at Mennen Arena. Photo: Morris County Park Commission.
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From the Morris County Park Commission:

MORRIS COUNTY PARKS HOSTS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
AUGUST 7 AT MENNEN ARENA
FREE ICE SKATING, FOOD, RIDES; VISIT POLICE,
RESCUE VEHICLES, HORSES

Morris County’s Annual National Night Out returns to the Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, from 5 pm to 9 p.m.

Hosted by the Morris County Park Police and the Morris County Park Commission, this is a great family focused event.

“We encourage all Morris County families to come to this event, to meet our police and fire teams and our first responders, while having some great family fun,” said Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

Enjoy FREE food, FREE entertainment, FREE ice skating, FREE attractions, and giveaways. 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 are available for questions.

Visit the horses of the Morris County Park Police’s award-winning Mounted Equestrian Unit, and play fun games to win prizes.

Children play on a mini fire engine during National Night Out in 2017. The annual event is held at Mennen Arena. Photo: Morris County Park Commission
Children play on a mini fire engine during National Night Out in 2017. The annual event is held at Mennen Arena. Photo: Morris County Park Commission

The Morris County Park Police Department also is offering the popular FREE Child ID cards, an initiative launched in 2000 that has registered more than 1,000 children annually.

With more than 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 Morris County Park Police Chief Gabe DiPietro. “By offering a comprehensive array of participating agencies, we’re able to educate the public on the vast variety of community services available.”

Chief 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, please visit morrisparks.net, or contact the Park Police at 973.326.7632.

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