National Public Works Week Celebrates Community
The annual City of Peoria Public Works Open House will be held on Thursday, May 23rd from 4pm-7pm at 3505 N. Dries Lane. This event gives residents the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes in the daily activities of maintaining the infrastructure of Peoria. Staff members will be on hand to explain what Public Works does and to answer questions.
Interactive displays will be available and the public will be able to talk to staff members who work with streets, storm water, sewer, urban forestry, green infrastructure, solid waste collection and fleet maintenance. New this year - an equipment parade on-site featuring a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment, such as snow plows and the paint striping truck, will be on display. This is a unique opportunity to get an up close look at the equipment and ask questions from those who operate it.
Bring the entire family to see the displays and meet the people who keep Peoria moving. Guests will also enjoy a bouncy house from Fun on the Run, balloons from the Unique Twist, face painting by the Zoo Lady and dine on hot dogs, snow cones and other treats.
The City of Peoria Public Works Department is located at 3505 N. Dries Lane in Peoria. This event is part of National Public Works Week, held May 19-25, a celebration of those who work in professions that are an integral part of our citizens’ everyday lives and safety.