The parking lot of the Folsom Public Library and Lions Park was buzzing with activity Wednesday as hundreds of residents, many with youngsters, turned out for the City of Folsom’s Annual City Works Day.


The event takes place in conjunction with National Public Works Week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association. Each year, the City of Folsom’s Public Works Department celebrates the local City Works Day to commemorate the achievements of Public Works in the daily lives of Folsom residents while recognizing the actions of public works in cities across the nation.

From morning until early afternoon, the event offered all types of sights, sounds and hands on opportunities from various departments and agencies throughout the city. Little ones had the opportunity to climb up into the seat of a city garbage trucks, fire engines and more. They also had the opportunity to meet local fire and police personnel, including those of the furry and four-legged varieties, which are always a top attraction. 


Climbing aboard some of the city’s big equipment wasn’t only for the youngsters Wednesday.  Several adults took the opportunity to explore the attractions as well. 

Among a few of them were even members of Folsom City Council, YK Chalamcherla and Anna Rohrbough who were spotted climbing the very top of the Folsom Ladder Truck #35 to get a unique view of the event as well as a hands-on perspective of what its like for firefighters using such massive equipment in their day to day work.


In addition to the folks in uniform the big shiny trucks and four legged heroes, the event offered an array of educational opportunities as well. Residents traveled to various booths where they learned about different important programs such as proper waste disposal and recycling, water conservation, public safety and more. 

City Works Day provided plenty of fun and games for youngsters throughout the day. Photo: Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan
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