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National Night Out set for Rengstorff Park on Tuesday


Residents are invited to come out to Rengstorff Park Tuesday to meet cops and firefighters at Mountain View's fifth National Night Out event.

The event, which starts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, is both a celebration and a community-building event aimed at improving the relationship between residents and public safety employees. National Night Out is a meet-and-greet with cops and first responders over food and activities rather than during an emergency or a crime. There will also be a dunk tank for residents seeking to soak an officer.

Police dogs, a firetruck, police cars and motorcycles will also be at the park, and kids and adults alike are invited to tinker with the various tools used by police and firefighters, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

The event will be hosted at the new Rengstorff Community Center, at 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., which reopened earlier this year after being remodeled. National Night Out has drawn several hundred people in past years, Nelson said, and the hope is that it will be jam-packed again this year.

National Night Out will also be a chance for the police department to promote the nonprofit Community Cycles of California, which has been a partner with the department for close to two years. The nonprofit accepts donated bicycles and employs homeless people -- including some from Mountain View -- to repair, refurbish and sell bikes, giving them skills in bike maintenance, sales, customer service and finance.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted bikes in any condition to the Aug. 6 event, or to drop them off to Sgt. Wahed Magee at the police department headquarters, located at 1000 Villa St.

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a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 5, 2019 at 6:39 pm

I agree that the headline could use more pizazz.

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Posted by Hugh Jasol
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 6, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Judging by the headline I thought this was past tense. I was saddened to see that I missed the event, only to learn that it is in fact happening tonight!! Gosh I hope Duke and Ralphy are there!!

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Posted by Jamie
a resident of Castro City
on Aug 6, 2019 at 4:31 pm

This is a great event. We went to this last year, very fun for families.

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