Safe Summer Nights Schedule for 2017
Hot dogs. Hamburgers. Activities for kids. Opportunities to meet the officers who patrol your neighborhood.
It's Safe Summer Nights season in Saint Paul!
The Saint Paul Police Department and Safe Summer Nights have once again partnered to host a series of neighborhood barbecues from 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday evening starting May 18 through Aug. 31.
The free, public events will feature food, activities for children and ample opportunities for attendees to meet their Saint Paul police officers. The department will also bring its horse, K9 and motorcycle units to the cookout—and the BearCat vehicle, which is always popular with kids, will be there, too. Bouncy houses and climbing walls have also been known to appear, thanks to Saint Paul Parks & Recreation.
Food for the event is donated by the Safe Summer Nights organization, a group of businesses and volunteers who are dedicated to making Saint Paul a safe place to live, work and play. The Safe Summer Nights program started three years ago as a way 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.
A complete schedule of events follows:
May 18: Wilder Recreation Center 958 Jessie Street
May 25: Scheffer Recreation Center705 237 Thomas Ave West
June 1: North Dale Community Center 1414 St Albans Ave, North
June 8: Eastview Recreation Center 1675 5th Street East
June 15: Dayton's Bluff Community Center 800 Conway Street
June 22: West Minnehaha Recreation Center 685 Minnehaha Avenue West
June 29: Conway Recreation Center 2090 Conway Street
July 6: Rice Street Recreation Center 1021 Marion Street
July 13: Hamline Park 1564 Lafond Avenue
July 20: Arlington Hills Community Center 1200 Payne Avenue
July 27: McDonough Recreation Center 1544 Timberlake Road
Aug 3: Mattocks Park 451 Macalester Street
Aug 10: Battle Creek Recreation Center 75 Winthrop Street S
Aug 17: Palace Recreation Community Center 791 Palace Avenue
Aug 24: Oxford Community Center 270 Lexington Parkway North
Aug 31: Neighborhood House 179 E Robie Street