Safety Town at Barber Park is Open!
The Greensboro Police Foundation is thrilled to announce that the construction of Safety Town at Barber Park is complete and it welcomed its first campers this past summer. Over 100 children participated in the Safety Town program at Barber Park, while dozens of teen volunteers earned hours toward their service-learning diplomas. Fifteen school resource officers led the campers through a 20-hour curriculum over two weeks. Each day, they focused on a new topic including pedestrian safety, train safety, EMS, fire safety, gun safety, water safety, and playground safety. The campers learned their addresses and telephone numbers, and got to know police officers as community helpers. The highlight was learning the rules of the road and traffic safety as they zipped around the kid-sized village on pedal go-karts.
The Safety Town program is made possible by a partnership between the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club and the Greensboro Police Department. It has operated in Greensboro for over 40 years. The completion of Safety Town at Barber Park gives access to safety education to more children than ever before in Greensboro.
Thank you to our many partners that made possible the expansion of Safety Town in Greensboro!