| SAFETY CITY KNOXVILLE - Creating a safer
|Safety City Special Events
|Safety City Why-Who-What
|KPD Safety Education
|Shoney's KidCare Photo ID Program:More info at http://www.shoneysknox.com/kids
|Safety Fairs: Saturday, April 25, 2015 and
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
|Summer Hours: From June to July, Safety City will be open to the public ONLY on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. These special public hours/days will only be in effect thru the months of June and July. Families may bring their own bikes with helmets, battery-powered cars, non-motorized scooters (no skateboards), doll buggies or walking shoes to Safety City to have open riding and play. Safety City will be open as a park on these days.
There are two playgrounds with picnic areas adjacent to Safety City: one toddler and one designed for children ages 5-9.
Safety City Knoxville
165 S. Concord Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
Safety City is a Community Service Project of the Knoxville Police
The objective of Safety City is to provide
an early educational program for elementary school children (kindergarten-fourth
grades). The program will teach children about vehicular, pedestrian,
bicycle and fire safety. The skills taught at Safety City will empower
youngsters with the ability to avoid needless accidents and instill
good safety habits at an early age.
The concept of Safety City is one of providing "hands-on"
safety education within a child-size setting complete with buildings,
paved streets and sidewalks, working traffic signals and traffic
signs. Students receive classroom instruction in basic pedestrian,
vehicular, bicycle and fire safety. Then, students are able to practice
and demonstrate their safety skills in participatory activities on
the Safety City site. Participatory instruction can include pedestrian
exercises, traffic activities through driving child-size vehicls and
bicycle and fire skills.
Goals of Safety City
To provide a creative and safe environment where elementary students
will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills
in pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle safety.
To reduce injuries and deaths resulting from motor vehicular related
To reduce injuries and deaths resulting from fire
To provide other personal safety education programs as they develop
During the school calendar year, second grade students attend Safety City as a school field trip. In the summer, groups of various ages 4-11 sign-up for classes and select from a menu of safety topics.