About 300 people turned out for the city's third annual National Night Out at on Tuesday afternoon.
Representatives from Lake Forest Police Services, the U.S. Army, Marines, Air Force and Orange County Sheriff's Department set up booths to share information with attendees.
Two mounted patrols were a hit with families, as was a game booth and facepainting.
The main goal of the event was to provide the public with important safety information, said Melisa Cavazos, a crime prevention specialist with Lake Forest Police Services.
Attendees learned that volunteers in Lake Forest are available to check their home during a vacation, and that Neighborhood Watch programs can reduce community crimes.
National Night Out in Lake Forest travels to a different part of town each year. In its first year, everyone set up at Pittsford Park. In 2011, Cherry Park hosted.
This year brought the event to Foothill Ranch, where families turned out even as temperatures remained high.
Target, which sponsored the event, served hot dogs. Grey Hill Gospel String Band, a bluegrass group, performed. Children and families spent time on the park playground, while others picnicked on the grass.