Santa Cruz Public Works Department Presents Exciting Touch-a-Truck Event Celebrating City Services


 | May 2, 2024

Santa Cruz, California [May 2, 2024] – The Santa Cruz Public Works Department proudly presents the return of the highly anticipated Touch-a-Truck event, scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. This engaging event will take place at the intersection of Center Street and Church Street, near the Civic Auditorium.

As a full-service city, Santa Cruz relies on the dedicated efforts of the Public Works Department to provide many essential services to residents, businesses, and visitors. From maintaining roads and infrastructure to managing waste and ensuring public health and safety, the Public Works Department plays a pivotal role in the daily life of our community.

The Touch-a-Truck event offers a unique opportunity for you to get up close and personal with an impressive array of vehicles and equipment used by the Public Works, Parks, Fire, and Water Departments. From heavy-duty trucks to specialized machinery, attendees of all ages will have the chance to climb aboard, explore, and learn about the tools that keep our City running smoothly.

“We are thrilled to invite the community to this family-friendly event,” said Nathan Nguyen, Director of the Public Works Department. “The Touch-a-Truck event is a fantastic opportunity for residents of all ages to learn about the important work that our Public Works employees do every day to serve our community.”

The event will also feature a Road-eo Skills Competition where skilled operators will demonstrate their precision and finesse in navigating challenging tasks. Attendees can cheer on their favorites as they showcase their expertise.

National Public Works Week, May 19-25, recognizes the essential contributions of Public Works professionals to the well-being and safety of communities across the country. Don’t miss out on this exciting celebration of the hard work and dedication of our Public Works employees. Mark your calendars and join us for a day filled with fun and learning!

For more information about the 2024 Santa Cruz Public Works Touch-a-Truck event, please visit

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