City of Kingston to celebrate Public Works Week with family friendly event

The City of Kingston Public Works building, located at 701 Division Street. Photo via J. L. Richards and Associates website.

To cap off Public Works Week, the City of Kingston is hosting Public Works Day on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

Across Canada and the United States, Public Works Week is observed during the third full week of May to recognize the importance of public works in society, according to a press release from the City of Kingston.

For Public Works Day, an open house will take place at the Public Works headquarters, 701 Division Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to the city, this family-friendly event will feature vehicles and machinery from Public Works and other City departments, such as Solid Waste, Utilities Kingston, Engineering, Kingston Transit, and more. There will be hands-on activities, including demonstrations and vehicle rides.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the community on May 27 and showcasing the many roles and responsibilities of Public Works in Kingston,” said Karen Santucci, Director of Public Works and Solid Waste for the City of Kingston. “It will be a jam-packed day of activities with something for everyone. All are welcome to come and learn more about the work we do!”

Kingston’s Public Works department oversees a variety of services and programs, including snow removal, road maintenance, tree and shrub planting, community cleanups, and more. 

The City said that parking will be available at the Railway Street entrance to the Public Works property. 

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