If your kids love trucks, safety vehicles, and heavy equipment, you don’t want to miss the New Albany Touch a Truck event! Head to the New Albany Public Service Department on Saturday, August 17 from 10 am – 12:30 pm, where kids can explore their favorite vehicles including fire engines, police cars, snow plows, leaf collection trucks, street sweepers, trash trucks, hauling trucks and even the sewer camera truck.
There are tables and activities located inside the service department for a chance to get out of the heat and do some coloring pages. Don’t forget to hop in line for Ident-a-Kid, the New Albany Police Department’s child identity program with pictures, stats, and child fingerprinting.
Police officers, firefighters, and public service department employees will be hanging out so kids can talk to them and ask questions about the cool equipment. Plain Township’s Fire Safety House is typically on site and firefighters will be on hand to help residents devise exit strategies from smoke-filled homes.
After all of the exploring, stop by the food tent for free hot dogs, chips, and water. They’ll also be collecting canned food donations from these suggested items for the New Albany Food Pantry at the gate!
This is our favorite touch-a-truck event because there are so many vehicles available and there is lots of room for kids to run around without it feeling overcrowded.
The event is held rain or shine; trucks will be set up inside services bays if its raining.
New Albany Public Service Department
7800 Bevelhymer Rd, New Albany
Looking for more Touch-a-Truck events?
Check out this list of over 20 touch-a-truck events around Columbus. Many are held in the Spring, but there are several coming up this fall.