Public safety expo helps kick off summer with free, fun events for kids

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Two classic and free Lakewood events return on Saturday, June 17 at Mayfair Park.
Lakewood Youth Sports (LYS) kicks off its 61st year with opening day ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. at the park’s Lisa Fernandez Field. At 10:30 a.m., LYS players and all youth are free to enjoy a range of carnival games and activities including bouncers, a rock-climbing wall and the Shakey-Quakey House, where kids can experience what an earthquake would be like so they learn how to react safely.
The annual Public Safety Expo starts at the park at 10:30 a.m. with a variety of live, entertaining demonstrations from Lakewood’s public safety partners.

Sheriff’s and Fire Department personnel and vehicles will be on site with displays and hands-on exhibits, along with Lakewood’s Robinson-44 Sky Knight helicopter.

Parents can talk with representatives from Neighborhood Watch and other crime prevention teams to learn about home and auto security, disaster preparedness and volunteer opportunities in crime prevention.