National Night Out
The North Houston District’s annual National Night Out celebration brings together area residents, businesses, community partners, and local law enforcement each October at Tom Wussow Park. This annual family-friendly event, one of the largest in Houston, is designed to enhance relationships among neighbors and law enforcement in a positive setting and to foster a sense of community within the North Houston area.
The District’s Vice President of Public Safety, Tracy Harrison, spearheads the National Night Out effort and is responsible for its monumental growth since 2014.
2022 NNO Recap
For the second year running, the National Association of Town Watch announced that the North Houston District was honored in its National Night Out Awards program, which recognizes communities for outstanding participation and engagement during the annual event.
“I’m incredibly proud,” said Tracy Harrison, Vice President of Public Safety. “National recognition means we, as a community, have one of the best National Night Outs in the country. We are thankful to our law enforcement, partners, and sponsors who contribute and make it so successful.”
Community + Police Partnerships
WHO: Participants will include area residents, local law enforcement, businesses and community partners and elected officials (See full list below)
WHEN: First Tuesday in October from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tom Wussow Park, 500 Greens Rd. (Near I-45 North & North Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway)
WHY: Public safety is one of the North Houston District’s priorities, which is why it hosts one of the largest National Night Out events in town.
COST: The event is free and open to the public.
Several activities are planned over the course of the three-hour event, including a “friendly” tug of-war competition featuring the Houston Police Department versus Harris County Sheriff’s Office and between military branch recruits. Raffles and drawings for giveaways of tablets, gift cards, gaming systems and TVs is held near the end of the event. Other fun and family-friendly plans include:
- Photo booth
- Petting Zoo
- HPD Mounted patrol, K9 officers
- Harris County Sheriff’s Office Helicopter, High Water Rescue boat, motorcycle unit
- Face painting and balloon twisting
- Free food, snow cones and refreshments
- Disney characters
- DJ with dancing