Community Involvement

Public Works Open House

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City Operations Yard, 5599 Lynas Lane

Stick your hands into wet cement, play in the giant sandbox and enjoy lots of other fun activities at this popular and award-winning free family event.

Public Works Open HouseThis event offers a hands-on experience that includes plenty to do for all ages. Gardeners can grab some free topsoil, while future Bob the Builders can get up close and personal by going on and inside dump trucks, graders, excavators, and other real-life, real-size heavy equipment. Kids of all ages can win free prizes, purchase lunch from the food court, or go for a hay ride tour of the Works Yard.

The Water Services division plays a large role in the annual Public Works Open House event. This is an opportunity to publicly acknowledge our operations staff who provide a variety of services, especially maintaining our infrastructure. Likewise, staff is able to showcase the work that is done on a daily basis to ensure the safety and health of the community. This event draws attention to the importance of public works in community life.

PW Open House - Kids CornerOther activities include the CUPE 394 Classic Car Show, live music, face painting, hands-on cement display, Community Safety display and many more attractions.

Don’t forget to bring your personal water bottle; Richmond’s portable tap water stations will be there so you can help yourself to some of Canada’s best drinking water.

Come learn more about the programs, services and equipment that keeps our city running. There will be displays from all areas, including water and sewer services, road works, trades, environmental programs, sustainability, parks and recreation, and emergency services.  You can meet the people who make it all work and keep Richmond one of Canada’s safest and most livable communities.

The open house celebrates National Public Works Week, May 21-27, 2017, recognizing the men and women who provide and maintain the infrastructure services known as public works. Cities across the nation participate by raising awareness of public works issues, and encouraging community support for these dedicated employees who consistently improve the quality of life for residents.

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