Safe Summer Nights - Where Police and Community Meet 

Police Officer and kids hugging at Safe Summer Nights
Safe summer nights attendees get food at the event

SSN basketball

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. 

2021 Dates and Locations:

June 3:     MLK Recreation Center with Hallie Q. Brown (270 N. Kent Street)

June 17:   Rice Recreation Center (1021 Marion Street)

July 15:    Battle Creek Recreation Center (75 Winthrop Street S)

July 22:    Langford Park Recreation Center (30 Langford Park)

Aug. 5:    El Rio Vista Recreation Center (179 Robie Street E)

Aug. 12:  Conway Recreation Center (2090 Conway Street)


*See 2021 Safe Summer Nights Flyer for more details.*


Last Edited: June 8, 2021