Safe Summer Nights - Where Police and Community Meet 

Saint Paul police officers at Safe Summer Nights
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. 

2024 Dates and Locations:

June 11:    Special Edition Safe Summer Nights at Griggs Recreation Center (1188 Hubbard) 

June 13:     McDonough Rec Center (1544 Timberlake Road)

June 20:     Palace Recreation Center (781 Palace Avenue)

July 18:      Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center (800 Conway Street)

July 25:      Highland Park Community Center (1978 Ford Parkway)

Aug 1:        Battle Creek Recreation Center (75 Winthrop Street South)

Aug 15:      West Minnehaha Recreation Center (685 West Minnehaha Avenue)

See the flyer below for details

Last Edited: April 10, 2024