Safety Town Premieres at Garbutt Park

June 20, 2017

Welcome to Ferndale's new Safety Town, a child-sized, mock "Ferndale" where children learn about safety while having fun and exploring the "city" by bike and foot.

The free Safety Town course, housed at Garbutt Park, provides countless ways for children to learn safety awareness in a fun, unique setting, including:

  • Recognizing the differences between safe and unsafe conditions
  • Learning how to act when confronted with unsafe situations
  • Discovering how to be a safe pedestrian
  • Learning the "rules of the road" for drivers and bikers
  • Attending fun and informational programs and practice scenarios
  • Hearing from police officers, firefighters, and other experts

Children who complete Safety Town will be better prepared to care for themselves as pedestrians and bike riders during the summer, and will become more safety conscious during play.

To introduce area families to Safety Town, Ferndale Recreation is hosting five open house events where children and families can come explore; talk with firefighters, police officers, and other experts; win some exciting prizes; and have fun on the course.

  • Safety Town Open House #1, Thurs., June 22
    Tour the course and learn about stranger danger, fire safety, rules of the road, heat and sun safety, and playground safety.

  • Safety Town Open House #2, Thurs., July 13
    Tour the course and learn about traffic safety, fire evacuation, helmets, and the importance of hydration.

  • Safety Town Open House #3, Thurs., July 27
    Tour the course and learn about calling 911, first aid, bike lanes, allergic reactions, and insect bites.

  • Safety Town Open House #4, Thurs., Aug. 10
    Tour the course and learn about gun safety, tornado and environmental safety, and rules of the road.

  • Safety Town Open House #5, Thurs., Aug. 25
    Tour the course and learn about public safety, kitchen safety, bike safety, nutrition and exercise, and back-to-school safety.

For more information, join our Facebook event, view the flyer below, or contact Recreation at 248-544-6767.

POST WRITTEN BY

Kara Sokol

Communications Director