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 Map
May 25: Scheffer Recreation Center 237 Thomas Ave West Map
June 1: North Dale Community Center 1414 St Albans Ave, North Map
June 8: Eastview Recreation Center 1675 5th Street East Map
June 15: Dayton’s Bluff Community Center 800 Conway Street Map
June 22: West Minnehaha Recreation Center 685 Minnehaha Ave West Map
June 29: Conway Recreation Center 2090 Conway Street Map
July 6: Rice Street Recreation Center 1021 Marion Street Map
July 13: Hamline Park 1564 Lafond Avenue Map
July 20: Arlington Hills Community Center 1200 Payne Avenue Map
July 27: McDonough Recreation Center 1544 Timberlake Road Map
Aug 3: Mattocks Park 451 Macalester Street Map
Aug 10: Battle Creek Recreation Center 75 Winthrop Street S Map
Aug 17: Palace Recreation Community Center 791 Palace Avenue Map
Aug 24: Oxford Community Center 270 Lexington Parkway N Map
Aug 31: Neighborhood House 179 E Robie Street Map
The above article was copied from the City of St Paul www.stpaul.gov site. We added the Maps, added some color and increased font sizes on some aspects of the article for emphasis, dropped some of the images, otherwise the content has not been altered. We added the YouTube video from the Safe Summer Nights website (first posted on August 2014) ~~ Publius Jr.