News Advisory: Mayor Jackson to Announce Safe Summer Initiative

Friday, June 10, 2016

Announcement will coincide with grand re-opening of Duggan Park and Beginning of 2016 Outdoor Pool Season

CLEVELAND – On Saturday, June 11, Mayor Frank G. Jackson and other city officials will announce the beginning of the 2016 Safe Summer initiative during the grand re-opening ceremony of Duggan Park. The Safe Summer initiative is collaboration across multiple city departments and divisions with the goal of encouraging Clevelanders, especially youth, to make safe and healthy choices this summer.

The announcement will coincide with the grand re-opening of Duggan Park after a 2.5 million dollar renovation and the official start of the 2016 city outdoor pool season. Mayor Jackson and other officials will be calling on Cleveland youth to take the “Safe Summer Pledge” in order to promote safety, health, and well-being among Cleveland youth this summer.

WHO: Mayor Frank G. Jackson
         Jeffrey D. Johnson, Councilman, Ward 10
         Michael Cox, Director of Public Works
         Calvin D. Williams, Chief of Police
         Angelo Calvillo, Chief of Fire
         Nicole Carlton, Commissioner of EMS

WHAT: Safe Summer initiative announcement, re-opening of Duggan Park, and start of 2016 summer pool season.

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2016
           12:00 PM

WHERE: Duggan Park
             Corner of Olympia Road and Avalon Road
             Cleveland, OH 44112