Ice cream and “social” are back together at National Night Out

San Jose Police officers talking with a resident at National Night Out

The annual National Night Out Ice Cream Social was held on Tuesday, August 3rd at Rosemary Gardens Park drawing 180 people from 70 households.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign promoting police-community partnerships.

As always, tasty treats were served: Ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, pretzels and lemonade. After last year’s grab-and- go version of the event, neighbors seemed keen to return to the park and join the festivities. The newest activity was the Walking Challenge which encouraged participants to take laps around the park for a prize. Neighbors also enjoyed traditional games like horseshoes and cornhole. Kids and adults alike played with balls, hula hoops, bubbles and sidewalk chalk.

Whether playing games or resting on a blanket in the grass, neighbors could be seen simply appreciating the company of each other and our San Jose Police officers. Representatives from the offices of Councilmember Raul Peralez and Supervisor Otto Lee also joined in the fun.

The Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association board members planned the event and specially thank the neighborhood volunteers that truly made the event a success.