Bi-state area families and baseball fans are invited to join Fredbird on Saturday, July 15, as he catches a ride on the #3 Forest Park Trolley to Child Safety Day in Forest Park. Those who would like to hop on board with Fredbird should arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. on Saturday at DeBaliviere Avenue and Forest Park Parkway at Metro’s southbound #3 Forest Park Trolley stop.
Those taking Metro to the 11th Annual Child Safety Day can ride MetroLink to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to connect with the #3 Forest Park Trolley. The Park-Ride lot at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station is one of 21 free lots at MetroLink stations in Missouri and in Illinois. Other options include taking the #01 Gold Line MetroBus route or the #90 Hampton MetroBus route to meet the Forest Park Trolley at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and those who live near the station, may prefer walking or cycling.
Adults and children 5 and over must have a valid Metro tickets or passes to ride on MetroLink or MetroBus. Children 4 and under ride free. The Forest Park Trolley one-day ticket is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Trolley tickets allow unlimited rides all day on the trolley route with access to all the key attractions in Forest Park, and are purchased from the trolley operator. Valid Metro passes are acceptable fares for the #3 Forest Park Trolley.
Child Safety Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Upper Muny lot in Forest Park. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The event focuses on promoting the physical, emotional and social safety of children by teaching families how to stay safe on the street, safe in the car, safe on bicycles, safe around strangers, safe on the Internet and safe at home, especially during home emergencies like fires.
About Child Safety Day
Harriett Hubbard created Child Safety Day in 2007 with the help of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as an educational response to the rescue of two kidnapped children in Kirkwood, Missouri. Since that time, Child Safety Day has broadened its focus to provide a wide range of child safety information.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 80 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.