Public Works Open House

HB - Public Works Open House

Hands-On Fun for All Ages

This year's Public Works Open House is happening on Sat, Sep 7, 2024 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

This interactive event is an opportunity for the Engineering and Public Works Department to publicly acknowledge our operations staff who provide a variety of services, especially maintaining our infrastructure. Likewise, City staff are able to showcase the work that is done on a daily basis to ensure the safety and health of the community. This exciting event draws attention to the importance of public works in community life and celebrates the annual National Public Works Week in May, recognizing the men and women who provide and maintain the infrastructure services known as public works.

“Our event is committed to fostering positive environmental, social and economic impacts for current and future generations within the local community.”

At this fun-filled event, you can participate in activities and visit booths about Water Services, Sewerage and Drainage, Engineering, Survey and Inspections, Roads and Construction Services, Environmental Programs, Sustainability, Parks Operations, Community Services and Emergency Services. You will have the opportunity to meet the people who keep Richmond one of Canada’s safest and most livable communities.

During this fun-filled day, you can enjoy:

  • Real-sized heavy equipment such as dump trucks, graders and excavators
  • Lafarge Kidcrete hands-on cement display
  • Free kids food coupon and enter to win a grand prize by completing the Kids Passport – pick up a copy at the Greeting Station
  • Lunch and snacks for purchase from one of the food trucks
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Richmond Fire-Rescue and other community partners onsite
  • ParticipACTION Community Challenge booth
  • Kidstruction zone
  • Kids play area and games
  • Lawn care display

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is this event held?

5599 Lynas Lane, Richmond

Where can I park?

Limited parking will be available at the Works Yard. Overflow parking is available at:
  • Austria Club - 5851 Westminster Hwy (5 minute walk)
  • Blair Elementary School - 6551 Lynas Lane (10 minute walk)
  • JN Burnett Secondary School - 5011 Granville Ave (15 minute walk)
  • Thompson Elementary School - 6211 Forsyth Crescent (18 minute walk)

Which food trucks will be on-site?

The following food trucks will be on-site:
  • Aloha Poke
  • Baba's House
  • Bread & Cheese
  • Cravings Kettle Corn
  • Japadog
  • Juicy Green Express
  • Mama's Fish and Chips
  • Martha's Kettle Corn
  • Meet2Eat Catering
  • Oh My Gado
  • Pretty Good Sandwiches
  • Takenaka Food Truck
  • Toranado Truck

Will there be bike racks?

Yes. Wheel Watch is a free service that permits you to park bikes, wagons, strollers, etc. in a secured area. The process is similar to that of a coat check.

Is this an accessible event?

Yes, there will be wheelchair access.

Is there a map?

Yes, please view our event site map.

Which bus should I take?

The 401 stops at the Lynas Lane and Westminster intersection. From there, it’s a two minute walk to the Works Yard.

Should I bring my own water bottle?

Absolutely! We will have portable drinking fountains throughout the Works Yard for you to enjoy fresh, high-quality tap water.

Will there be washrooms?

Yes, there will be portable washrooms and handwashing stations at various locations around the Works Yard.

Will there be change tables?

Yes, there will be several family washrooms with change tables and handwashing stations.


Will there be an ATM?

No, but several food vendors accept debit or credit cards.


Is this event outdoors?

Yes, with many booths under tents and the food court area covered.


What should I bring with me?

If you wish, bring a reusable bag for your collectibles, reusable water bottle and a picnic blanket if you would like to have a picnic lunch at Dover Park. Also, wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen.


Will the food trucks be using Styrofoam?

No, the food trucks will be adhering to the City’s Sustainable Events Program and using compostable dishes and cutlery.


Will there be entertainment?

Yes! We’ll have the following entertainment:


  • Big Easy Funk Ensemble
  • Smoke Wagon
  • Wild Moccasin Dancers

If you have any questions, please contact us at