Safety Town is an educational facility used to provide preschool age children with an early safety education. Complete with a miniature Elmhurst community, children are able to explore safety concerns in a familiar environment. Safety Town is home to many Park District recreation programs including Safety Town Open Road, Safety Town Camp and field trips.
Safety Town Open Road
Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff on Thursday evenings (weather permitting) for Open Road during the summer. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town. Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet. Bicyles, bicycles with training wheels, roller blades, shoes with skates and skate boards are not permitted.
The Safety Town Open Road dates for 2019 are over. Summer 2020 dates will be announced in early summer 2020.
Safety Town Camp (Summer)
Be a safe citizen in Elmhurst’s miniature Safety Town. Learn about tricycle, pedestrian, train, police, fire, electricity, pet, and bus safety in addition to basic first aid. Course activities include guest speakers, the fire safety trailer, a bus safety field trip, and guided play at Safety Town. Each child receives materials to extend safe learning at home. Camp concludes with a short Safety Town graduation ceremony and certificate presentation. Prior classroom experience recommended.
Safety Town Field Trips
Learn about tricycle, pedestrian and train safety with your preschool class by booking a 75-minute field trip at Safety Town. Field trips are offered Monday-Friday mornings or afternoons in the fall during September or October and in the spring during April or May.