Big Trucks Roll Into Palatine May 6

  • Kids can even sit in the cabs of the big trucks at this family friendly event!

    Kids can even sit in the cabs of the big trucks at this family friendly event! Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District
Updated 5/2/2017 7:08 AM

Palatine Park District presents Big Trucks, a free community event, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, in the Family Aquatic Center Parking Lot, located at 340 East Palatine Road, Palatine. Parking will be available in the Community Center Parking Lot located at 250 E. Wood St., Palatine.

This entertaining family event allows children of all ages the opportunity to see big trucks and vehicles up close, and they will even be able to sit in the driver's seat in some of the trucks. This year's event will once again include goody bags for the first 1,000 children, a free prize raffle, a craft area provided by Lakeshore Learning, outdoor inflatables provided by The Playground Games, and Palatine Park District's Family Aquatic Center concession stand will be selling family friendly lunch items.


Groups currently scheduled to showcase their vehicles include: Groot Recycling, Palatine Police Department, ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, Community Consolidated School District 15, Village of Palatine Public Works Department, Palatine Fire Department, Hillside Towing, Prairie Material, Palatine Township, Jewel-Osco, MBL Recycling, Palatine Emergency Management Agency, Matusek Enterprises, Way To Go Limousine, Penske, and Palatine Park District.

A variety of businesses and organizations have made this event possible through their partnership with Palatine Park District including ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, & Electric, AMITA Health, Best Brains of Palatine, Epic Urgent and Family Care, Great Clips of Palatine, Just Peachy Photography, Kid Snips of Arlington Heights, Orthodontic Experts LTD, Palatine Public Library District, The Playground Games, and SportClips-Palatine.

For information, contact Karen Rude, Palatine Park District Preschool/Tots Coordinator, at (847) 496-6239 or

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks, programs and recreational facilities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors while being fiscally responsible stewards of community assets and tax dollars.

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