Safety City Knoxville

Police Chief

David Rausch
(865) 215-7000

800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

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Safety City will be closed for renovations during the Summer of 2015. Although the miniature city will be closed, the public will still have access to the playground area. 
More information about the closing
Vicki Dagnan 
865- 215-7332

Safety City Knoxville
165 S. Concord Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

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

Safety City The 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 vehicls and bicycle and fire skills.

Safety CityGoals 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. In the summer, groups of various ages 4-11 sign-up for classes and select from a menu of safety topics.
Safety Fairs:
Saturday, April 25, 2015 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Summer Hours From June to July, Safety City will be open to the public ONLY on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. These special public hours/days will only be in effect thru the months of June and July. Families may bring their own bikes with helmets, battery-powered cars, non-motorized scooters (no skateboards), doll buggies or walking shoes to Safety City to have open riding and play. Safety City will be open as a park on these days. There are two playgrounds with picnic areas adjacent to Safety City: one toddler and one designed for children ages 5-9.