Parade and Tree Seedling Giveaway for National Public Works Week

Parade and Tree Seedling Giveaway for National Public Works Week

In lieu of a traditional open house for National Public Works Week, our Department of Public Works will bring the big trucks to you on Saturday, May 22. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on the western border of the City near the intersection of Division and Maplelawn and travel toward the eastern border of the City, ending around 11 a.m. near the intersection of Burton and Forest Meadows Court.

We invite residents to enjoy the parade from their porch, yard or driveway to allow for safe physical distancing outdoors. Please feel free to give us a wave as we pass by!

Our parade is part of a larger “fleets through the streets” community celebration of National Public Works Week with other local public works and road agencies. You can visit Kent County Road Commission's website for a comprehensive list of parades at

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National Public Works Week 2021 Parade Route for Saturday, May 22

Free Tree Seedlings - May 20-22

In addition to the parade, the Public Works Department will be giving away tree seedlings noon-8 p.m. Thursday, May 20 through Saturday, May 22 at the brush and leaf drop-off sites located at the Department of Public Works, 5068 Breton Ave. SE, while supplies last.

National Public Works Week - May 16-22

This year’s National Public Works Week theme is "Stronger Together," challenging residents to think about the role public works plays in creating a great place to live, work and play. By working together, the impact residents and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified and results in the ability to accomplish goals once thought unattainable. Learn more about Public Works and its crucial role at