11 Safety Towns and Villages Where Kids Master Safety Skills at Their Own Speed

Outdoor Places to GoClasses and Camps for Kids

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 or classes with specific enrollment times. Let your little one explore one of these safety towns near you!

Glen Ellyn Safety Village. Photo courtesy of the Glen Ellyn Park District.

Downers Grove Safety Town
Park District Recreation Center
4500 Belmont Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Downers Grove Park District and Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club run Safety Town programming. Summer programming includes week-long safety camps geared for 5- and 6-year-olds.

Darien Safety Village
7400 Cass Avenue 
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 968-0777

Classes for ages 5-7 or 8-10 years old, with online registration starting in the spring. 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. Teens can volunteer in these classes, with run throughout the summer months.

Elmhurst Safety Town
511 S. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 993-8936

Safety camps are offered in the summer. Open road for ages 4-7 years old run seasonally. Pre-registration is required. Check their website for current offerings, as well as for details on permitted and non-permitted bicycles.

Glen Ellyn Safety Village
Spring Avenue Recreation Center 
185 Spring Avenue 
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-2462

Little ones ages 4-7 are invited to participate in this cute little safety town. Check the website for current information about camps and “freewheeling” time during certain months of the year.

Hinsdale Safety Village
Oak School
950 South Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL 60527
(630) 323-6330

Camp for children entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall who live in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, and/or District 181. Camps run for a 2-week session.

Safety Village
55 Stephen Street
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 257-6755

Lemont Park District has provided summer programming for kindergarteners and first graders. Check the park district’s website for registration information.

Naperville Safety Town
1320 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 369-8400

Open Bike Nights for ages 3+, 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 and summer camp programming are also available.

Ken Alley Safety Park
Pat Shephard Center
421 N Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194
(847) 490-7036

Safety Park, which is located behind the Pat Shephard Center, is open to tours and park district programming. Check their website for the registration information.

Western Springs Safety Village
Recreation Center
1500 Walker Street
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-9070

Camp, which runs in June, is 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 Kids Safety Camp
Westmont Fire Department
6015 Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Summer Safety Camps are run by the Westmont Fire and Police Department, taking place over 2-day sessions. 8-10 year-olds are invited to take part in these safety lessons. Check their website or call (630) 981-6400 for more information.

Wheaton Safety City
Toohey Park
1900 Orchard Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 871-2835

Safety classes, field trips, parties, and open road nights are offered at this mini version of downtown Wheaton. Check their program guide for specific class offerings and events.

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