See what keeps Richmond running at Public Works open house

The City of Richmond is inviting residents to take a peek behind the scenes to see how the city operates smoothly at its annual Engineering and Public Works open house.

 “The annual open house provides an excellent opportunity for the public to see first-hand – from water to waste, roads to parks, IT to communications – the teamwork behind various City departments and partner organizations to keep the City running efficiently,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

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Held on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lynas Lane City Operations Yard, the event has interactive activities for all ages.

You can look at full-sized heavy equipment such as excavators and dump trucks; check out a fire truck at the emergency response station; visit booths representing city departments and create building projects at the Kidstruction area.

You can also hop on a bus tour to see a drainage pump station, a district energy centre and the Terra Nova Pollinator Park. To secure a spot, register by emailing

Two local bands, Big Easy Funk Ensemble and Werewolves, will provide live entertainment. There will also be food stations to buy lunch.

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