FIRCREST NEIGHBORHOOD "NATIONAL NIGHT OUT" WALK

Tuesday -- August 2, 2005

Trail Description:   This walk included a wooded nature trail, Evergreen Memorial Gardens cemetery,

small community parks, and established tree-lined streets in the Marrion and Fircrest neighborhoods. Surfaces included pavement, sidewalks, new paved paths, and a dirt/fir needle trail. The trail passes Fircrest Elementary at mid-route,

which allowed a choice of two shorter 5-kilometer options; one went through Tranquility Nature Park and Evergreen Memorial Gardens, and the other went through elegant, older established neighborhoods; recently expanded Haagan Park; and Fircrest Park.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:  The annual National Night Out (NNO) began in 1984 and brings together concerned citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, neighborhood organizations, and other local officials to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, NNO events can include block parties, cookouts, parades, exhibits, contests and youth programs.

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