Transportation trucks, tractors, dump trucks, fire trucks, police vehicles and more will be on display during the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Big Truck Day on Saturday, Aug. 4. The 20th annual event is scheduled from 10 am to 2 pm at Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, 9985 SW 125th Avenue, Beaverton.
One of the district’s most popular community events, Big Truck Day has thrilled truck lovers young and old since its inception in 1998 by offering the rare opportunity to climb inside, explore and even honk the horn of these big rigs. This year, more than 35 vehicles will be on display, provided by local companies and agencies including Beaverton Police Department, Flying H Construction, Ness Campbell Crane, Inc., ODOT and many more. THPRD will showcase several of its own vehicles as well.
“Big Truck Day is the only event of its kind in the region,” said Ted Dum, Conestoga program coordinator, when explaining the popularity of the event. “Families are eager for the opportunity to explore these big vehicles.”
A $5-per-child contribution at the door is suggested to help defray costs. This year, the district will also offer the Big Truck Day Family Access Pass, which lets guests skip long entry lines and access the event through a dedicated preregistration gate. The Family Access Pass costs $50 and includes admission for two adults, two children, two youth-sized T-shirts and two plastic construction hats. There is a limited supply and the pass is only available through preregistration. Preregistration closes on July 28.
Food, T-shirts and ear plugs will be available for purchase throughout the day. There will also be an indoor children’s play area, a balloon twister, face painters and a large outdoor sand pit with toy trucks. Conestoga’s 4,500-square-foot outdoor splash pad will be available throughout the event for no extra charge. Open swim will be held in the indoor pool 1:15-7:55pm for a drop-in fee.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 250,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
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|Date: July 24, 2018
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