City of Syracuse Parks Department Revving Up For Annual “Big Rig Day” at Burnet Park

Syracuse, N.Y – The City of Syracuse will host its annual “Big Rig Day” at Burnet Park on Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children and their families can climb behind the wheel of some of the city’s big trucks from the Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks, and Water departments, as well as other rigs from local companies and organizations.

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“For children and adults, it’s always fun to get up close to and even in the driver’s seat of heavy equipment,” said Mayor Walsh. “Big Rig Day is a fun way for all of us to connect with the both the people who help keep our city running and the big equipment they use every day.”

The Parks Department Mobile Recreation team will also be onsite with exciting games and activities, including an inflatable obstacle course, giant Checkers, and giant Connect 4.

Admission to Big Rig Day is free. Refreshments will be available for a nominal fee.

For more information, please call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs at 315-473-4330 or visit