From rescue vehicles and public works equipment to utility tractors and construction machines, community members have an excellent opportunity to “pull back the curtain” and learn about the equipment and skills required to maintain our cities and towns, foodways, and public safety systems when Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) brings Truck City AVL back to Asheville Outlets on April 15 from 1-4 p.m. This community event is open to the public and free to attend.
Kids and adults can sit in, explore, touch, and ask questions about their favorite trucks and cars in one place. A quiet hour (no horn honking) is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. to provide a positive experience for those with autism, dementia, PTSD, hyposensitivity, and other sensory considerations.
City of Asheville’s Fire, Parks & Recreation, Police, and Public Works departments plan to showcase several vehicles including a sweeper, excavator, and bearcat. Other unique vehicles including Blue Ridge Adventure‘s Mountain to Sea conversion van, a Humvee from the Army, Buncombe County’s emergency medical services vehicle, cranes from Asheville Arborists and Crane & Rigging Company, a concrete mixer from Carolina Ready Mix, and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s fish stocking truck will be on-site, among others. With over 30 vehicles, be sure to plan plenty of time to explore trucks of all shapes and sizes.
Asheville Outlets is located on 800 Brevard Road in Asheville. Truck City AVL takes place rain or shine in the back parking lot near the food court entrance.
Asheville Outlets is an open-air lifestyle destination developed by New England Development. Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 at Brevard Road, Asheville Outlets includes over 70 retailers and restaurants, featuring some of the most popular brand names.
Asheville Parks & Recreation
Established in 1956, Asheville Parks & Recreation manages a unique collection of more than 65 public parks, playgrounds, and open spaces throughout the city in a system that also includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, Riverside Cemetery, sports fields and courts, and community centers that offer a variety of wellness-, education-, and culture-related programs for Ashevillians of all ages. With 10 miles of paved greenways and numerous natural surface trails, its complete portfolio acts as the foundation of a vibrant hub for the people of Asheville to connect with their neighbors and explore the natural beauty of a livable and walkable city.
Driven by the promise that Asheville is a better and safer place when everyone from infants to retirees has the opportunity to be supported, healthy, and successful, Asheville Parks & Recreation was the first nationally-accredited municipal recreation department in the United States. For the latest updates, follow the department on Facebook @aprca and Instagram @ashevilleparksandrecreation or visit www.ashevillenc.gov/parks.