Safety towns and safety villages give children an opportunity to practice the rules of the road, at-home safety, and even safety around strangers. Many have cute kid-sized buildings and structures for them to navigate as a passenger or pedestrian. Most of these villages are recommended for ages 4-10. Some have open exploration time, but most have camps with specific enrollment times. Let your little one explore one of these safety towns near you!
Safety Villages and Safety Towns in the West Suburbs
Park District Recreation Center
4500 Belmont Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Programs for children entering kindergarten, ages 5-6 years old by September 1. Register through the Downers Grove Park District.
7400 Cass Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
Classes for ages 5-7 or 8-10 years old, with online registration starting in late April. You do not have to be a resident to sign up and the building is handicapped accessible. Classes for the older children include Red Cross First Aid and Rescue Breathing. Classes run throughout the summer months.
511 S. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Open road for ages 4-7 years old on Thursdays evenings through August 8. This is free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 if you rent both there. Bicycles, bicycles with training wheels, roller blades, shoes with skates, and skate boards are not permitted. Camps and field trips are also offered.
Spring Avenue Recreation Center
185 Spring Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Little ones ages 4-7 are invited to participate in this cute little safety town. Check the website for current information about camps, birthday parties, and “freewheeling” time during certain months of the year.
950 South Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL 60527
Camp for children entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall who live in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, and/or District 181. Registration starts in April 19 for this 2 week camp that runs for 2 weeks in June.
1320 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
Open Bike Nights for ages 2–9, with parent supervision. Entrance fee is $5 per child, with bike rental available for $3. Dates and times are currently listed on their website.
Safe Sitter classes are also available.
1500 Walker Street
Western Springs, IL
Camp for children entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall. Registration is through the Western Springs Park District, and typically begins in early April.
Westmont Fire Department
6015 Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
This camp is for ages 8-10 years old who live or attend school within the Village of Westmont, and typically runs in the summer months. Contact Chris Hardy from the Westmont Fire Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 981-6424 for more information.
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