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2021 Safe Summer Nights Are Back in St Paul!

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St Paul Police Senior Commander Matt Toupal serves bratwurst, hot dogs, burgers, chips, healthy snacks, and a beverage to St Paul kids.

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Meet new neighbors, and St Paul’s Finest & Bravest. St Paul Police Commander John Lozoya is a HD 66B resident.

Safe Summer Nights are back for 2021. Last year due to the Pandemic the practice of getting a free hotdog, bratwurst, and or a burger, chips, a healthy snack and a beverage was canceled.  Meeting your neighborhood Police Officers, Fire Fighters, EMTs and other First Responders through displays, activities such as climbing walls, K-9 demonstrations was sorely missed.

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Tom Campion (white shirt), can be found at Safe Summer Night Events ensuring everyone gets fed.

Safe Summer Nights was first started by Tom Campion, a citizen who thought kids and neighborhood people need to meet the professionals who serve them in the Police, Fire Fighters, and First Responders. It’s a chance to meet people you didn’t know lived in your neighborhood.

Here is the schedule for this Summer:

Schedule: 

Safe Summer Nights will be on Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Look to the St Paul Safe Summer Nights Website for more details.

June 3:     MLK Recreation Center with Hallie Q. Brown (270 N. Kent St) Map HD 65A

June 17:   Rice Recreation Center (1021 Marion Street) Map HD 65A

July 15:    Battle Creek Recreation Center (75 Winthrop St S) Map HD 67B

July 22:    Langford Park Recreation Center (30 Langford Park) Map     HD 64A

Aug. 5:    El Rio Vista Recreation Center (179 Robie St E) Map  HD 65B

Aug. 12:  Conway Recreation Center (2090 Conway St) Map HD 67B

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Safe Summer Night Volunteer Crew

So unlike in previous years where every Thursday was a Safe Summer Night event, it appears two Thursdays each month from June thru August will be Safe Summer Nights.

See You There!

2019 Saint Paul Safe Summer Nights Schedule June 6th to October 26th

The Safe Summer Nights program was started up by Tom Campion who thought people of St Paul need to get to know their Police, Fire Fighters and other first responders.

It is a chance to network with people in your neighborhood.  Great Food and Great People and Great Family Friendly Fun.

Look for a nearby date or hit them all   See you there.  Here is the schedule below with maps.

Schedule:

The program has been so successful that it generated interest throughout the Metro with events in Saint Paul and eight in surrounding communities. One is a neighborhood barbecue that takes place at various parks around the city. Events begin at 5 p.m. and go to 7 p.m. every Thursday beginning in June and running through August.  The list for 2019 Safe Summer Nights Events is below:

June 6     McDonough Rec Center (1544 Timberlake Rd) Map
June 13  Linwood Rec Center (860 St. Clair Ave) Map
June 20  Dayton’s Bluff Rec Center (800 Conway St) Map
June 27  Rice St Rec Center (1021 Marion St) Map


July 11    MLK Rec Center (271 N. Mackubin St) Map
July 18    Conway Park (2090 Conway St) Map
July 25    Parque de Castillo (149 Cesar Chavez St) Map


August 1     Hamline Park (1564 Lafond Ave) Map
August 8     Arlington Hills Rec Center (1200 Payne Ave) Map
August 15  Palace Community Center (791 Palace Ave) Map
August 22  Oxford Community Center (270 Lexington Pkwy N) Map
August 29  Highwood Hills Rec Center (2188 Londin Ln E) Map


October 26 SPECIAL EVENT  Arlington Hills Fall Festival (1200 Payne Ave) Map

2018 St Paul Safe Summer Nights Schedule

Safe Summer Nights Grilling Crew

Some Neighborhood Kids with the creator of Safe Summer Nights, Tom Campion (on the right side)

Senior Commander John Lozoya, the Head of the SPPD Community Engagement Team, talks with some neighbors


The program has been so successful that it has generated interest throughout the Twin Cities Metro with events in Saint Paul and eight surrounding communities. Events begin at 5 p.m. and go to 7 p.m. every Thursday beginning in May and running through August.

The SPPD and other First Responders have kid activities (climbing wall, bounce house, face painting) demonstrations by the Mounted Patrol, what to do if there is a kitchen fire,

There are free burgers, hot dogs, chips, healthy snacks, and beverages.

The 2018 Safe Summer Nights Cook Outs Schedule:

Date            Location   

June 21  Wilder Rec Center, 958 Jessie St, St Paul MN 55130

(HD 66B/ W5-P9) Map


SPECIAL EVENT

June 26 Bridge View School, 360 Colborne, St Paul MN 55102

(HD 65B/ W2-P5) Map


June 28  Rice St. Rec Center, 1021 Marion St, St Paul MN 55117

(HD 65A/ W5-P6) Map


July 12  W. Minnehaha Rec Center, 685 Minnehaha Ave. W, St Paul MN 55104

(HD 65A,/W1-P3)  Map


July 19  Dayton’s Bluff Rec Center , 800 Conway St, St Paul MN 55106

(HD 67B/ W7-P1) Map


July 26  Baker Center, 209 W. Page St, St Paul MN 551o7

(HD 65B/ W2-P14) Map


August 2  Palace Rec Center, 791 Palace Ave, St Paul MN 55102

(HD 65B/ W2-P5) Map


August 9  Conway Rec Center, 2090 Conway St. St Paul MN 55119

(HD 67B/ W7-P11) Map


August 16 Oxford Community Center, 270 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul MN 55104

(HD 65A/ W1-P6) Map


August 23  Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Av, St Paul MN 55130

(HD 67A/ W6-P6) Map


August 30  McDonough Rec Center, 1544 Timberlake Rd, St Paul MN 55117

(HD 66B/ W5-P8) Map


SPECIAL EVENT

October 27 (Time TBD) Fall/Halloween Edition Arlington Hills Rec Center, 1200 Payne Ave. 55130 HD 67A/ W6-P6 Map


More Information

Go to the Safe Summer Nights Website or the St Paul Police Department Website.


We are posting this by permission of saintpaulrepublicans.us which was posted on May 30, 2018. We’ve shortened the list to reflect the closest event otherwise we’ve not altered the post.