Safety Town

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 Summer 2022 - Registration required


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.
  • Participants must wear a helmet at all times.
  • Tricycles are available to use at no cost or you may bring your own.
  • Bicycles, bicycles with training wheels, roller blades, shoes with skates and skateboards are not permitted.
  • Questions? Email the Program Supervisor

Registration is required online using code RU07118. All times are 9-10:30 a.m. and registration opens one week prior to each program date.

Safety Town Camp (Summer & Fall)

4.5-6 years
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.