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