Big Trucks, Coloring Books and Kids at the Public Works Week Equipment Show

The annual Equipment Show, will be held May 25 in the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s outdoor pool parking lot.
Display to Celebrate the Theme of ‘Public Works Connects Us’

Rockville will join the American Public Works Association to celebrate National Public Works Week from Monday, May 22-Friday, May 26.

The highlight of the week will be the annual Equipment Show from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at the outdoor pool parking lot of the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, 355 Martins Lane. Kids – and kids at heart – will be able to climb into the operator’s seat of some of the big trucks used by the city’s Department of Public Works.

The free show includes public works displays, demonstrations, balloons, popcorn, coloring books and other giveaways, and the chance to meet some of the public works employees who provide the important services that keep Rockville running. School and daycare groups are welcome.

APWA first sponsored National Public Works Week in 1960. Today, more than 28,000 APWA members in the United States and Canada use the week to energize and educate the public about the important contributions of public works, including planning, building, managing and operating infrastructure and services in our communities.

This year’s Public Works Week theme, “Public Works Connects Us,” celebrates the vital role public works plays in connecting us all together. Streets, roads, bridges and public transportation keep us linked together across our city and across the nation, and clean water and sanitation services keep us healthy and allow our communities to grow and prosper. Follow the celebration on Facebook and Twitter at #NPWW and #PublicWorksConnectsUs.

Rockville’s Department of Public Works provides water, wastewater, stormwater, streets, recycling and refuse, transportation, fleet services, engineering, and environmental and right-of-way management.

To learn more about Rockville’s Department of Public Works and its celebration of National Public Works Week, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/publicworks or call 240-314-8500.