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. 

2023 Dates and Locations:

June 13:    Special Edition Safe Summer Nights at Griggs Recreation Center (1188 Hubbard) 

June 15:     McDonough Rec Center (1544 Timberlake)

June 29:     Battle Creek Rec Center (75 S. Winthrop St)

July 13:      MLK Recreation Center and Hallie Q. Brown (270 N. Kent St)

July 20:      El Rio Vista Recreation Center (179 E. Robie St)

Aug 10:      North Dale Recreation Center (1414 N. St. Albans St)

Aug 17:      Duluth and Case Recreation Center (1200 Duluth St)

*See 2023 Safe Summer Nights Flyer and the Special Edition Flyer for details.* 

Last Edited: May 19, 2023