Public Safety In The Parks

2018 Public Safety In The Parks

  • June 21 Gearty Park, 11 am
  • June 28: Wesley Park, 2:30 pm
  • July 12: Hampshire Park, 2:30 pm
  • July 19 Tue, July 24
    (Rescheduled due to rain):
    Lions Park, 2:30 pm
  • July 26: Medley Park, 11 am
  • Aug 2: Scheid Park,
    2:30 pm
  • Aug 9: Schaper Park. 11 am

Golden Valley's police and firefighters started making visits to local parks in 2010 as a way to make connections with kids and parents. Since then, Public Safety In The Parks has become a weekly tradition that is helping strengthen relationships and build community.


Police and firefighters visit a different City park each week and spend time with the children from the neighborhood. They talk, give safety lectures, serve ice cream, and have fun. On hot days, the firetruck becomes the source of a gigantic sprinkler to help the kids cool down.

The goal is to create opportunities for police and firefighters to meet with Golden Valley residents in a casual setting so they get to know each other, develop trust, and build partnerships that ultimately enhance crime prevention and fire safety in the community.