Public Works Open House
Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City Operations Yard, 5599 Lynas Lane
The Public Works Open House offers a hands-on experience that includes plenty to do for all ages.
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 food coupon (kids aged 12 and under) 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
- CUPE 394 Classic Car Show
- Live music and entertainment
- Richmond Fire-Rescue and their partners onsite
- Interactive Move for Health Week activity booths
- Kidstruction zone
- Woodworking crafts, kids play area and games
- A "Pop-up Park"
- Lawn care display
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I park?
Limited parking will be available at the Works Yard. Overflow parking is available at Blair Elementary School (6551 Lynas Lane) and Burnett Secondary School (5011 Granville Ave). From these locations, it’s a short walk to the Works Yard.
Which food trucks will be on-site?
Arturo's Mexican To Go
Beljam's All Day Waffles
Kismet Cookery - Sea Island Diner
Kismet Cookery - Truck Diner
It's All About the Grill
Martha's Kettle Corn
Mr. Tube Steak
Mama's Fish & Chips
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, an updated site map will be uploaded closer to the event date.
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 at various locations around the Works Yard.
Will there be change tables?
Yes, their will be several family washrooms.
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 and reusable water bottle. 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 are excited to have Big Easy Funk Ensemble return this year and a band new to our event, Werewolves, will also be performing.
Tell me more about the classic car show.
The show is presented by CUPE 394 and will take place in Dover Park (across the street from the Works Yard). No registration is required. Please arrive between 9:00-10:00 a.m. if you would like to show your car.
Will there be tulip bulbs for sale?
Yes, bulbs will be sold in the Parks area at the event.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.