The opening of the first block of the Bell Street Park is really happening! Various setbacks caused the original “Grand Opening Picnic” to be delayed, and now it is going to be big – really BIG! The picnic has been tied in with National Night Out and joined forces with multiple downtown organizations to become the “2nd Annual Downtown Night Out Against Crime at Bell Street Park” it will be one of the largest Night Out’s the city has ever seen…..happening in Belltown’s very own, brand new – Bell Street Park! (Bell Street Park, Bell Street between 1st Ave & 3rd Ave, August 6th 2013, 5p – 8p)
Volunteers opportunities are available for tear-down. If you are interested please contact Lisa Kentop (LisaKentop@gmail.com)
Read the official press release from the Seattle Police Foundation (SPF) and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA):
For Immediate Release July 23, 2013
2nd Annual Downtown Night Out Against Crime at Bell Street Park
The Seattle Police Foundation in partnership with Target, the Downtown Seattle Association, the Seattle Hotel Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Department of Neighborhoods, the Belltown Community Council and the Belltown Business Association will be hosting a community Night Out event to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our community.
Seattle, Washington — July 23, 2013 — On Tuesday, August 6th the Downtown community will unite once again for the Second Annual Downtown Night Out at Bell Street Park (corner of 1st & Bell Street) from 5pm to 8pm. Night Out is an opportunity for residents to come together in support of public safety and safer neighborhoods. This community event will provide residents with crime prevention tips and an opportunity to meet their neighbors over free food, games and live music, as well as an opportunity to meet the Seattle Police Department’s specialty units including K-9, mounted patrol and more.
Night Out is a national event and Seattle has had a long history of supporting Night Out. The program has been growing every year, with more than 1,200 neighborhoods participating in 2012. Night Out is a unique opportunity to bring neighborhoods together to talk about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts, and have a great time while doing it.
With crime rates at near record lows for Seattle, we want to celebrate our success and continue our efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe. If you have a neighborhood that has seen a decrease in crime, it is a time to celebrate your achievements. If you have ongoing crime problems you are working on, it is a chance to renew your focus, start a Block Watch if you haven’t already, and take a public stand against crime in your neighborhood.
This is the second year that a Night Out event is taking place in Downtown Seattle — providing an opportunity for Downtown’s growing residential community to get to know their neighbors and learn more about public safety.
The Seattle Police Foundation is joining Target, Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle Hotel Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Department of Neighborhoods, Belltown Community Council, and the Belltown Business Association to make this event possible.
For more information, press only: Abel Pacheco, (206) 733- 9372, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Night Out, the Seattle Police Foundation, Target, the Downtown Seattle Association, the Seattle Hotel Association and Bell Street Park: