Free Safety Town at Great Parks this Sunday!

This Sunday, join Great Parks for a day of SAFETY and FUN at Miami Whitewater Forest from 1-5pm. 

Spend the afternoon with the Great Parks Rangers and learn all about traffic safety! At Safety Town, kids ages 4–12 will learn about traffic safety through fun activities including education stations highlighting vehicle and pedestrian safety. Kids can test their safety skills on the driving course and will receive a prize when completing all of the activities! Safety Town is a pre-registered event with 10 openings every 30 minutes. When registering, select the time slot at which you plan to attend.

What to Know:

Date: Oct. 8 Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Price: Free (register by Oct. 6) Ages: 4 – 12
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest | Blue Bird Glen & Tanager Meadow

Register online here!

What is a Safety Town?

Safety Town is an interactive educational program that is designed to educate children on a variety of safety topics and techniques that can be utilized in real life situations. The program is geared for younger children to understand safety.

Safety Town was founded by policeman Frend Boals in 1937 in Mansfield, OH as a traffic safety education program for pre-kindergarten children. The program was expanded and updated by nursery school teacher Dorothy Chlad in 1964 in Bedford, OH as a comprehensive safety education program.


Today the words – child safety and preschool safety – are heard frequently every day.  That was not the case in the early years.  Promoting preschool safety and obtaining appropriate education information and materials was very difficult. Most of the information was geared to the elementary age child, mainly in traffic, bicycle and bus safety and kindergarten was not required in many states.

Children throughout the world have been “introduced” to safety awareness through the Safety Town program which has been recognized internationally as a successful education program. Local communities yearly provide the program and assist other communities to establish a “Safety Town in their town” to help our children and parents prevent accidents.

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