Urbandale is hosting its annual National Night Out celebration Aug. 1 at Walker Johnston Park.
The year’s theme is “Celebrating Community” and will recognize the contributions and support the Urbandale Police Department has shown the community over the past year, according to a press release.
National Night Out promotes the bond between the community and its police, the release said. This year, the event will collect school supplies for Urbandale children. All are encouraged to bring new supplies, including bookbags, pencils, paper, erasers and notebooks.
The celebration will feature an Iowa National Guard Black Hawk helicopter landing, a giant slide, bounce house, dunk tank and much more. The event is free and open to the public.