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Safety City Knoxville
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Safety City is a Community Service Project of the Knoxville Police Department.

Safety CityThe objective of Safety City is to provide an early educational program for elementary school children (kindergarten-fourth grades). The program will teach children about vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and fire safety. The skills taught at Safety City will empower youngsters with the ability to avoid needless accidents and instill good safety habits at an early age.

The concept of Safety City is one of providing "hands-on" safety education within a child-size setting complete with buildings, paved streets and sidewalks, working traffic signals and traffic signs. Students receive classroom instruction in basic pedestrian, vehicular, bicycle and fire safety. Then, students are able to practice and demonstrate their safety skills in participatory activities on the Safety City site. Participatory instruction can include pedestrian exercises, traffic activities through driving child-size vehicles and bicycle and fire skills.

Safety City KnoxvilleGoals of Safety City
  • To provide a creative and safe environment where elementary students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle safety.
  • To reduce injuries and deaths resulting from motor vehicular related crashes
  • To reduce injuries and deaths resulting from fire
  • To provide other personal safety education programs as they develop

During the school calendar year, second grade students attend Safety City as a school field trip.

All riders must stay on the street, leave sidewalks clear for pedestrians. Must have helmet to ride!

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No pets. No motorized scooters/bikes, roller-skates/blades, hoverboards, one wheels, or skateboards

Please note that Safety City is only open to the public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Hours and dates are subject to change due to weather and other conditions.

Summer 2024 dates:

June 4 - 6
June 11 - 13
June 18 & 20 (closed June 19 for Juneteenth holiday)
June 25 - 27

July 2-3 (closed July 4)
July 9-11
July 16-18
July 23-25

From August through May, Safety City is only open for school field trips.

Safety City ChristmasSafety City Christmas

During "A Safety City Christmas," families are invited to bring their own bicycles, push scooters, battery-operated cars, doll buggies and the like to the display of Christmas lights around the miniature city. No running around buildings or grass due to lights and cords. 

These special evenings even welcomed a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Hours are 4-8pm. Hours and dates are subject to change due to weather and other conditions.