Bring the Kids to the Public Works Open House on May 27

Published on: 2017/05/24 - in Releases

Boy in a firetruckCheck out the view from the driver’s seat of a snow plow, street sweeper or fire truck during the free Public Works Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at the public works yard at Railway and Division streets (enter off Railway Street).

“This is a wonderful event for families and a fun way for kids to learn about the people that keep our city great,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson.

“This is an opportunity to meet City workers and get a close-up view of the equipment they use,” added Paterson. “It’s also a great way to find out more about the work our public works team does every day.”

He urges residents to come:

  • Take a ride in a bucket truck
  • Plant flowers
  • Pick up wildflower seedlings to plant in your garden
  • Learn about public works services (roads, parks, horticulture, engineering, forestry and solid waste), Utilities Kingston and Kingston Fire & Rescue.

The open house marks National Public Works Week, May 21 to 27, and celebrates the contributions of City workers, including snow plow drivers, street sweepers and firefighters.

Release source: City of Kingston
Photo: Chris McBrien (cc)