City Celebrates National Kids to Parks Day with Mayor's Bike Ride & Touch-A-Truck


CONTACT:  Cultural Arts & Special Events Coordinator Barbara Simpson, or (334) 595-0851

April 23, 2015


Fire trucks, dump trucks, racecars, Humvees, and many more vehicles will descend on Pratt Park on Saturday, May 16, for the 6th Annual Touch-A-Truck event. This event will be held in conjunction with National Kids to Parks Day and the 4th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride. The bike ride will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Upper Kingston Park and will end at Pratt Park where kids can join in the Touch-A-Truck fun. Join Mayor Bill Gillespie for this fun bike ride and remember that everyone riding must wear a helmet. There will be a police escort to ensure the safety of our riders.

Children of all ages will have a great time climbing on and exploring a variety of vehicles and big equipment and talking to the equipment operators at the Touch-A-Truck event following the Mayor’s Bike Ride. From honking horns to revving engines, spraying hoses and gazing at the firetruck ladders climbing up above the tree tops, there will be something for every boy and girl to enjoy.

National Kids to Parks Day was organized and launched by the National Park Trust and encourages kids and their families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks. With the decline in park attendance over the past several years, it is important to introduce a new generation to our Nation’s parks. This event will encourage children to lead a more active life style and broaden their appreciation for nature and the outdoors.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Special Events office at 334/595-0851.

National Kids to Parks Day
Mayor’s Bike Ride
9:45 a.m., Upper Kingston Park (traveling to Pratt Park)

Touch a Truck
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Pratt Park by Stanley-Jensen Stadium