Safety Village

Renovated in 2015, there is no better place to provide your children with their essential safety education. Safety Village is a child-size town, modeled after the Glen Ellyn community, complete with buildings, sidewalks, signed intersections, streets and marked crosswalks. The facility is designed to build a foundation of safety awareness in young children in an environment they are familiar with and where they are completely safe.

The key curriculum incorporates personal, pedestrian, passenger, home and play safety in a fun atmosphere that develops confidence, self-reliance and sound decision-making abilities. Many of our recreation programs find their home in the Safety Village, including Safe Kids, Safety Village Freewheeling, Safety Village birthday parties, and Safety Village Camp.

Safety Village Freewheeling

Ages: 4-7
Schedule: 2nd & 4th Friday, March – May and September – October, 1pm-2:30pm (Weather Permitting)

Little ones are invited to participate in open road practice on the streets of Glen Ellyn in our Safety Village outdoor learning area. Tricycles are provided, however all participants must bring a safe helmet to participate in riding activities. Safety Village Freewheeling is open March-May and September-October on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 1:00-2:30pm, weather permitting. Freewheeling is open to the public; children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Check the Rainout Line in case of inclement weather.

Max Riders: 15
Fee per Child: $5 at the door

Safety Village Camps (Summer)

The Safety Village program is designed to build a foundation of safety knowledge in young children, including personal, pedestrian, home and play safety, in a fun environment. We will help develop confidence and sound decision-making abilities regarding safe practices. Children learn how to handle specific safety situations, such as being approached by a stranger and how community workers help people. This program is based on a play philosophy. Classroom visitors, games, crafts, music, stories, films and role playing are a part of the Safety Village curriculum. Children will practice safe riding and street safety in our outdoor learning area.

Safety Village Programs

The Park District offers seasonal programs at Safety Village throughout the year.

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Safety Village Birthday Parties

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