Safety Tips

Bicycle Safety Tips

  • Wear proper safety equipment (i.e., helmet).
  • See and be seen, wear highly visible clothing.
  • Avoid bicycling at night. If you ride at night, wear reflective clothing and have a headlight and taillight.
  • Stay alert. Expect the unexpected.
  • Exercise caution and constantly be aware of the traffic around you.
  • Obey all traffic laws and/or trail rules.
  • Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition.

Safe Walking & Jogging Tips

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Lock your vehicle and walk confidently.
  • Look people in the eye as they pass.
  • Wear shoes and clothing that allow freedom of movement.
  • Don’t wear headphones while exercising. (Listen to your surroundings.)
  • Don’t leave viewable valuables such as purses/wallets/cell phones inside.
  • Carry a cell phone in case of emergency.
  • If approached by a stranger don’t allow yourself to be distracted and reply from a distance and keep responses to questions brief and businesslike.
  • In case of trouble yell “fire” to attract attention.

Safe Picnicking Tips

We strive to keep our parks clean and safe for your health and enjoyment. Even so, to reduce your chances of exposure to germs or chemicals we encourage you to use general common sense when using our picnic facilities. We recommend using table coverings, keeping food on plates and in containers, and cleaning hands thoroughly before eating and after direct contact with benches, tables, and other public surfaces.

Mill Creek Streamway Park family biking

People cross the bridge to Nelson Island, the northern terminus of the Mill Creek Streamway trail

Family Picnicing