7PM - 8PM // Cozby Library and Community Commons
5:30PM - 11:00PM
7:30AM - 3:00PM // Fire Station 3 Training Room
6:30PM - 7:30PM // Cozby Library and Community Commons
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During the Fourth Quarter, the Life Safety Park wrapped up the first year of summer programs and has kicked off the school year! This quarter includes the transition time from summer to fall, which gave the Life Safety Park staff time to focus on improving the classes offered. During this Fourth Quarter of FY 2016-2017, a total of 1,212 people visited the Life Safety Park. This includes 558 children and 654 adults. Please see our Fourth Quarter Report if you'd like more information on the Life Safety Park usage.
The Life Safety Park is for all Coppell citizens! We welcome students from public and private schools, homeschools, daycares, as well as Boy Scouts and Girl Scout troops, and other civic organizations. We welcome public visitation to tour the facility, but due to potential scheduling conflicts, we ask that you call ahead to make arrangements. We are working to increase and improve our programs so please keep checking our website for program updates and availability.
I heard that the Life Safety Park houses the EOC. What is the EOC?The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a central command and control facility responsible for ensuring municipal operations are maintained throughout unforeseen events. It is specially designed with reinforced construction materials, and equipped with advanced technological audio/video equipment. In the event of EOC activation, representatives from the public safety, emergency response, and various support agencies within each city department are called in to coordinate and enact the City’s Emergency Operations Plan. For more information on the Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Management, see the Emergency Management website.
The Life Safety Park playground is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, accessible through the new gate adjacent to the parking lot. However, please note the dates listed below where the playground will be closed due to private events. Due to possible schedule changes, these hours are subject to change without notice. No LSP staff members will be present on the playground; therefore, children playing on site will require responsible supervision at all times. The playground times do not include access to Safety Town. If you would like a tour of Safety Town, please call ahead to schedule a tour.
What is the cost of visiting the LSP?All tours, programs, classes and activities at the LSP are FREE to our visitors! The LSP is funded by the City of Coppell’s Recreation Development Corporation (CRDC), under the Bold Vision, Big Impact Campaign.
Can I have a meeting in one of the classrooms?All community groups and organizations are welcome to use the classrooms for meetings. There is no fee to use the facililty, but it is required that all attendees learn a valuable life safety lesson while here. Meeting space and time is limited. Please contact us to check availability.
Voted in by a special election in November 2013, the Coppell Life Safety Park was one of many capital improvement projects under Proposition 1 which reauthorized and extended the one-half percent sales tax devotion to such tasks. These projects were all proposed to support the Coppell 2030 strategic vision adopted in March of 2009. Coppell 2030 undertakes the mission of improving the quality of life for all of Coppell citizens by providing and improving entertainment and gathering space, public parks and recreational facilities, open space improvements, and exhibition and museum facilities.
Funding for the Life Safety Park comes from the Coppell Recreation and Development Corporation (CRDC; 70%), which oversees the distribution of the one-half percent sales tax. A remaining portion of the funding comes from the crime control district (18%), and general funds (12%). The total estimated project cost is about $6.9 million, which includes construction cost, professional services fees, testing and inspections, owner allowance and contingency, furniture, fixtures and equipment.
Lessons and programs offered within the Life Safety Park will provide Coppell residents and the surrounding community with a foundation for a lifetime of living safely. The facility is open to children and adult visitors--from families, corporate citizens, businesses, various community organizations throughout the area, and the general public--to enhance Coppell's commitment to community education programs. The Life Safety Park is a joint venture between several city departments, but is run by the Coppell Fire Department.
The Coppell Life Safety Park is a 15,000 square foot facility designed into five main parts; the main education building, and four smaller buildings that comprise the outdoor "Safety Town" campus. These four smaller buildings are the public safety building, the home safety building, the multi-purpose building, and the vehicle storage building. All four of the "mini" structures in Safety Town have different facades modeled after buildings you might recognize as Coppell landmarks. The Town also includes streets and site props (such as a railroad crossing, stoplights, and pedestrian crosswalks) where children can walk and ride around town learning safety rules.