What is Safety Town?
Safety Town is a two-week educational summer program for children sponsored by the Barrington Junior Women's Club. Safety Town participants learn vital safety lessons through activities and demonstrations. A miniature town gives children hands-on experience using safety skills while riding trikes and acting as pedestrians. Speakers, movies, songs, poems and art projects reinforce safety skills and are completed in an indoor classroom setting. A field trip to the Barrington Public Safety Building and a local park are included. The Safety Town permanent site, located at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church of Barrington (located at 1301 S. Grove Ave.), was built in 1997 through community support and is an integral part of the program. Children who will be five years old by 9/01/18, are entering kindergarten or first grade, and who have never participated in Safety Town before are eligible to register.
Quote from parent
"My children learned many valuable lessons and loved every minute of Safety Town. The songs and games are a great learning tool, but their absolute favorite was riding the trikes in the mini town. With the small buildings, traffic lights and functioning train crossing, the town is truly exceptional. "
— Safety Town parent
Celebrating 20 years of Safety Town!
Sunshine and clear blue skies greeted guests of all ages at the 20th birthday celebration for Safety Town on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Guests were excited to see new additions and renovations to the Safety Town site including a full size railroad crossing gate, built and donated by Union Pacific Railroad, and a flagpole. Union Pacific also honored the little town by designating it an official “Train Town USA”.