Get To Know Your Eden Prairie Neighbors – National Night Out
National Night Out is upon us again. This is a great time to get out of your home and get to know your neighbors and your community. Bring some food, get out of the house and enjoy Minnesota’s 28th annual National Night Out.
Eden Prairie has always been very involved with National Night Out and encourages the neighborhood to get involved. This year the Eden Prairie police say that they have received a record number of applications for block parties and are thrilled with interest.
This year the Eden Prairie Police Department will be making rounds and visits the various block parties to discuss neighborhood safety as well as handing out free gun locks to anyone interested. The locks are cable style and are designed to keep unauthorized people from using a gun, mainly children.
The gun locks are part of extra motives behind the National Night Out and Night To Unite. Beyond having a good time and good foot, this is a chance for the community members to get out and get to know their neighbors. Studies have shown that when neighbors unite and communities come together, crime rates go down.
The Eden Prairie Police and Fire Department will be making sure to stop by every block party tonight to say hi and get to know the community.