Safety Town is a realistic, child-sized town designed to provide hands-on education for children. Lessons on the following topics will be provided:
Fire and gun safety
Identification and meaning of traffic signs
The use of the 911 system
Discussions on these topics will serve to educate children on the dangers associated with their daily lives. This program will provide a well-rounded safety education program and will foster a spirit of good citizenship and etiquette at an early age. Additionally, children will be able to experience the Fire and Inclement Weather Simulator as provided by the Huntsville Fire Department.
Goals of the Program
This project will fill a void in our community with regards to educating children about safety. It is the goal for this project to reach over 1,000 children a year. The Safety Town project includes various community stakeholders. The hope and desire of this project is for Safety Town to serve and benefit children of this community, and surrounding communities, for many years to come.
Members representing the City of Huntsville, Sam Houston State University, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and Huntsville Independent School District participate in this project. Additionally, numerous local businesses have participated and contributed to this project as well.
Safety Town is located within Kate Barr Ross Park located on Highway 75 North. The site is at the end of Kevin William's Memorial Drive.
"Nothing You Do for Children is Ever Wasted..." Garrison Keillor.