By 1808Delaware

Join the City of Westerville for a day of fun, food, and community at the annual Cops & Kids Day on Saturday, June 15 at Hoff Woods Park. From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, this free event offers a unique opportunity for families to interact with local law enforcement while enjoying a range of activities and tasty treats from various food trucks.

Building Bridges Between Cops and Kids

Cops & Kids Day is designed to strengthen the bond between law enforcement officers and the community they serve. It’s a chance for kids to see the human side of police officers, fostering trust and mutual respect. With various law enforcement agencies from across Ohio participating, this event promises an exciting and educational experience for all attendees.

Activities and Attractions for All Ages

Children can look forward to a plethora of activities, including arts and crafts, inflatable gyms, and more. Highlights of the event include:

  • Vehicle Displays: Get an up-close look at police cruisers, motorcycles, helicopters, tactical vehicles, and K-9 units.
  • Interactive Exhibits: Local hospitals and safety organizations will provide child safety materials, promotional items, and hands-on activities designed to educate and engage.
  • Crafts and Play: Kids can unleash their creativity at the arts and crafts stations or burn off some energy on the inflatable gyms and playground equipment.

Delicious Food Trucks

A selection of food trucks will be on-site to keep everyone well-fed throughout the event. Attendees can savor a variety of culinary delights from:

  • Fat Kid Burgers: Juicy burgers with all the fixings.
  • Grilled Cheese Gangsters: Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • On the Fly Pizza Guy: Freshly made pizzas with a variety of toppings.
  • Tuscoe Shaved Ice: Cool down with refreshing shaved ice treats.
  • Whit’s on Wheels: Indulge in creamy, delicious ice cream.
  • Zapata’s: Authentic Mexican cuisine to satisfy your cravings.

Special Offer for Early Birds

The first 1,000 children to arrive will receive a special gift, so make sure to get there early to take advantage of this generous giveaway!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, June 15
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Location: Hoff Woods Park, 556 McCorkle Blvd, Westerville, Ohio 43082
  • Admission: Free

Get Involved

Law enforcement agencies or organizations interested in participating can contact Lt. Greg Franey directly at (614) 901-6877. For additional information or any questions about the event, please call (614) 901-6457 or visit the Cops & Kids page on the Westerville Police Department’s website.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


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