Come Out For Free Family Fun At Public Works Open House On May 25

Curious about how water gets from the reservoir to your tap? Want to see some big trucks up close? Curious how street lights are controlled?

The community can get an insider’s look at Port Coquitlam’s Public Works services – from water to waste, roads to parks – by taking part in the free Community Open House on May 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Works Centre at 1737 Broadway Street.

The festival-style event has educational and fun activities for all ages, including:

  • Hands-on displays for each Public Works service area: play the waste-sorting game, find out the journey of drinking water, learn about the snow removal program, get tips from the city’s gardeners and more.
  • Heavy machinery on display or in action, including a garbage truck, backhoe, snow plough, sewer flushing and street cleaner; as well as water meter and traffic signal demos.
  • Free children’s activities including Gizmo the Clown, crafts, active games, face-painting, floor hockey and tractor-pulled hay rides.
  • A hot dog barbecue by donation to SHARE Family and Community Services.
  • Photo booth sponsored by SNAP’d magazine.
  • Live entertainment, giveaways and more.

Held during Public Works Week May 19 to 25, the open house aims to raise awareness about the public works services that residents use every day. The City’s Public Works Division provides waste collection services and maintains and improves city infrastructure including streets and sidewalks, parks, trails and public spaces, the sewer, water and drainage system and the city fleet.

This year’s Public Works Week theme is “Public Works It Starts Here” which reflects that citizens’ quality of life starts with public works – from infrastructure, growth and innovation, safety to mobility.

More information is available at



Dave Kidd
Public Works Manager
City of Port Coquitlam
T: 604.927.7021