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 - Reservations required for 2021
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. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town. Bicyles, bicycles with training wheels, roller blades, shoes with skates and skate boards are not permitted.
Open Road 2021: Registration will be required. Registration will open one week prior to each Open Road date. Must pre-register to reserve your spot. Fee is $5 residents/$8 non-residents.
Summer 2021 Open Road, 9-10:30 a.m.
- Friday, July 23
- Saturday, July 24
- Friday, July 30
- Friday, August 6
Fall 2021 Open Road, 3:30-5 p.m.
- Thursday, September 16
- Thursday, September 23
- Thursday, September 30
- Thursday, October 7
- Thursday, October 14
- Thursday, October 21
Questions? Email the Program Supervisor.
Safety Town Camp (Summer & Fall)
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.