Excitement is building for the City of Eugene's annual Public Works Day. This open house is your chance to climb big trucks, get an up-close look at animals found in city parks and open spaces, learn more about storm and wastewater collection, and see the many ways that Public Works is active in our community. It's free, fun, and educational for kids of all ages.
Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Public Works Yard, 1820 Roosevelt Boulevard
Lane Transit District has dedicated a bus to and from the Public Works Yard. Shuttle buses leave from the downtown LTD station at every half hour starting at 8:30 a.m. The bus sign reads "Spec Shuttle." The return bus from the Yard back to the downtown Station leaves every half hour starting at 8:45 a.m.
Eugene Public Works Day is held in coordination with Public Works Week, a nationwide tribute to public works. Mayor Lucy Vinis proclaimed May 19-25 as Public Works Week in Eugene.
Cities and states across the country band together for this annual event. This year’s theme is “It Starts Here.” The theme represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the public works professionals across North America.