Cobb County National Night Out events

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There are two Cobb County National Night Out events, one in South Cobb, and a county-wide event in Jim Miller Park.

Cobb County National Night Out event for South Cobb

The South Cobb event for the annual National Night Out will be held in the Riverside community of Austell from 4:30-7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5. It’s hosted by We Thrive in Riverside Renters’ Association, and will be held on the front lawn of Parkview Apartments, 360 Riverside Parkway, Austell. The event’s goal is for the Cobb County Police Department staff and neighbors to connect, reconnect and build relationships. This is the 10th year that We Thrive in Riverside Renters Association has hosted the National Night Out for the communities near Six Flags.

According to the announcement from We Thrive in Riverside, “The Riverside community has a rental occupancy rate of 65 percent. The Pebblebrook feeder pattern has 25 apartment or mobile homes in its attendance zone. Renters are the least likely group to get involved in the community. Renters also pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent and the community has a 30-40 percent transient rate. We Thrive in Riverside Renters’ Association provide opportunities for renters to get involved through outreach events, meetings and providing resources and quarterly newsletters to the community.”

Another National Night Out event on August 7

The countywide National Night Out event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 5-7 p.m., at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta. According to the Cobb County website:

This event is part of the continued effort to build and strengthen public safety personnel’s relationships with the community they serve. Admission is free and everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of food, fun and entertainment. There will be public safety demonstrations by the Cobb police and fire departments, inflatable and water activities for children, food trucks and live music.