Safety City

Safety City Knoxville


The objective of Safety City is to provide an early educational program for elementary school children. 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 to “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 vehicles and bicycle and fire skills.

During the school calendar year, second grade students attend Safety City as a school field trip.

All riders must stay on the street, leave sidewalks clear for pedestrians, and must have a helmet to ride!

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No pets. No motorized scooters/bikes, roller-skates/blades, hoverboards, one wheels, or skateboards

Safety City Christmas

Around the holiday season, Safety City hosts “Safety City Christmas,” when families are invited to bring their own bicycles, push scooters, battery-operated cars, doll buggies and the like to the display of Christmas lights around the miniature city.

Running around buildings or grass is prohibited during “Safety City Christmas” due to lights and cords. 

These special evenings even include surprise visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

“Safety City Christmas” hours dates and hours are posted on the Safety City Facebook page. 

Check out this video to get an idea of what to expect during “Safety City Christmas”!