Minnetonka Night for Neighbors

August 5, 2014

Minnetonka Night for Neighbors takes place on August 5, 2014. Join your neighbors to turn on your lights, lock your doors and head outside to meet and greet your neighbors; give crime and drugs a going-away party!

Minnetonka Night for Neighbors is designed to heighten crime and drug awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime fighting programs; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Many neighborhoods host special events such as block parties and cookouts. This event has proven to be an effective and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and positive police-community partnerships.

Minnetonka Night for Neighbors

The 2012 Minnetonka Night for Neighbors included 156 registered neighborhood events, with about 8,000 residents participating. Events were visited by McGruff the Crime Dog, Sparky the Fire Dog, HCMC ambulance, and by the Minnetonka Fire, Police and Public Works departments. In addition, numerous Minnetonka Police Department Community Service Officers, Reserve, and Explorers participated.

If you are planning on participating in the 2013 Minnetonka Night for Neighbors Tuesday, August 6, plan to complete an online participation form below to request a visit from police, fire, ambulance or big trucks.

The first 100 neighborhoods to register are scheduled to receive a visit from the city. Please note: Visits are not guaranteed. The city makes an effort to visit all events but this is not always possible due to unforeseen emergencies that personnel are responding to that night.

Neighborhood watch groups will receive priority visits.

All registrations will be sent a confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation within 5 days of sending in your registration, please call 952.939.8546.

Visits will take place sometime between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

If you are interested in having your neighborhood form a Neighborhood Watch Group please contact Nicole Nelson at nnelson@eminnetonka.com or visit the Neighborhood Watch page.

Registration form

To register, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Nelson at nnelson@eminnetonka.com or 952.939.8546.

Party host information: required

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Donation information: optional

Please provide the contact information for the person who will coordinate the pickup of ICA foodshelf donation and an address where the donation can be picked up.

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Exact location of event: required

If you are having your event at a City park, please contact Mike Pavelka (952.939.8371) at Minnetonka Recreation Services to request a permit for your event. The park ordinance states that groups of 25 or more people must have a permit to gather in a park.

Nearest intersecting street: required
Event details: required
Event requests: required

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A note on your preference
Please note that the above choice is not a guarantee that the choice you selected will be available for your event.

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A note on barricades
Please be aware that we are unable to block certain streets. Public Works will drop off the barricades (traffic cones and tape) sometime in the afternoon the day of the event and will pick up the cones the next day. The barricades will be dropped off at the event location. This is the only time during the year that you do not need to apply for a block-party permit.
Submit application: required

Please note that after submitting this application, you will be required to verify that the information is correct before it is actually submitted.