National Night Out in Des Moines, Iowa

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National Night Out in Des Moines 2022

National Night Out in Des Moines happens every year on the first Tuesday in August. This annual event is a time when communities come together with the police community to create partnerships, children can learn, and much more. Mark your calendars for August 2nd this year.

Note: We will update this post frequently as more communities announce their National Night Out plans. Please keep an eye on our event calendar for updates too.

Altoona National Night Out

Tuesday, August 2; 6 to 8 p.m.

Sam Wise Youth Complex

Altoona’s National Night Out event for the community of Altoona has requested superheroes! Activities for the kids, community, & fun. Join us in making our community a safer, more caring place to live and work.


Tuesday, August 2; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Beaver Bend (intersection of Beaver & Franklin Aves and 41st St)

Please join the Beaverdale Neighborhood Association, the Des Moines Police and Fire Departments, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and multiple Beaverdale businesses to celebrate National Night Out. This is an evening of free (or highly discounted) family fun, designed to help neighbors interact with first responders and with other neighbors. Studies show that communities hosting public events experience less crime; so, come on out to meet your neighbors, enjoy some free food, discounted ice cream, and a free performance from the Isiserettes, beginning at 6:30 pm.

Chamberlain Park 

Tuesday, August 2; 6:30 to 8 p.m.

2150 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines 

The Woodland Heights Organization will once again host a National Night Out community event.

They are all about salsa this year! Bring your homemade salsa to National Night Out. They will have a salsa competition from 7-7:30. Top 3 winners will receive $20 gift cards to Woodland Heights eating establishments. Free event. Snacks provided.
All ages welcome! Bring the kids.

Columbus Park National Night Out

Tuesday, August 2; 6 to 9 p.m.

1921 SE 1st St, Des Moines

The annual National Night Out is an opportunity to meet and mingle with your local police and your neighbors to help make our neighborhood a safer, more caring place to live and work.

Highland Park and Oak Park Neighborhood

Tuesday, August 2; 6 to 8 p.m.

Belle Turner Park

Come celebrate law enforcement personnel including your very own Neighborhood Service Officer, Officer Swartz. Enjoy a night of fun, food, games, and raffles. Get to know your neighbors & chat with our First Responders. They will have hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, prizes, music, and more. Come out and enjoy yourself with your neighbors!

Merle Hay Neighborhood

Tuesday, August 2; 6 to 8 p.m.

Tower Park

There will be games and crafts for kids, family-friendly entertainment, door prizes, and great tips and information from public safety personnel about how to safeguard you, your loved ones, and your property. Cold refreshments and snacks will be provided!

North of Grand

Tuesday, August 2; 6 to 8 p.m.

3801 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines

Come meet your neighbors, enjoy live music by Geneviève Umęndaterih Salamone – One Woman Symphony, yummy treats, and activities for kids and adults complete with prizes for all. A fun evening enjoying the North of Grand Community

Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, August 2; 5 to 7:30 p.m.

5995 NE 14th St, Des Moines

Connect with your neighbors and join millions throughout the nation as they come together with their local law enforcement to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

Union Park United Methodist Church

Tuesday, August 2, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

United Park United Methodist Church

Backpacks will be given out starting at 4:30 pm. National Night Out starts at 5 pm. Members of the DMPD and DMFD will be there to join in the fun. Fly fishing demonstrations! Free cookout. Fun and Games! Come join them to meet your neighbors and have a nice night out.


Tuesday, August 2; 5 to 7:30 p.m. 

Urbandale Police Department

Join the Urbandale Police Department for the biggest block party in town as they celebrate community and partnerships to keep all citizens safe! This is a free event for all ages and we assure you, there’s something for everyone.

Windsor Heights 

Tuesday, August 2; 5 to 7 p.m. 

Colby Park 

The Windsor Heights Police Department team looks forward to seeing everyone in Colby Park for National Night Out 2022! Swing by and visit with their team and partners while they all enjoy a night dedicated to promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.


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One thought on “National Night Out in Des Moines, Iowa

  1. Avatar Rose Oliver says:

    Highland Park /Oak Park will have National Night Out at McHenry Park (8th & Oak Park Ave.)

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