Safe Summer Nights - Where Police and Community Meet 

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How do you spread safety and goodwill throughout the City of Saint Paul?  By firing up the grill of course!

The Safe Summer Nights program is designed to provide opportunities for police officers to become acquainted with residents of the neighborhoods they serve over a meal rather than during times of trouble. The initiative began in 2014 when Safe Summer Nights partnered with the Saint Paul Police Department and the Saint Paul Parks & Recreation Department to host events in Saint Paul that brought neighborhood families and police officers together in a picnic-type setting. Safe Summer Nights help bridge the gap between police and the people they serve. 


The FREE, public events feature food, activities for children and ample opportunities for attendees to meet their Saint Paul police officers. The Bear Cat vehicle, which is always popular with kids, will be there too.  Each event occurs on Thursday from 5pm-7pm. 

2022 Dates and Locations:

June 16:     McDonough Rec Center (1544 Timberlake Rd)

June 30:     Battle Creek Rec Center (75 S. Winthrop St)

July 14:      Midway Peace Park (416 N. Griggs St)

July 21:      Conway Rec Center (2090 Conway St)

Aug 11:      Langford Park Rec Center (30 Langford Park)

Aug 18:      Palace Rec Center (781 Palace Av)

Oct. 29:      Special Fall Festival at Arlington Hills Community Center (1200 Payne Ave) from 12 - 2pm 


*See 2022 Safe Summer Nights Flyer for details.* 


Last Edited: September 30, 2022