Touch a Truck Event This Wednesday at Lake Storey in Galesburg


The City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Touch a Truck community event on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Storey Pavilion.

Thanks to many organizations volunteering their time and equipment, the event will feature a plethora of exciting vehicles for kids to see and explore, including fire trucks, police cars, The WQAD Beast weather vehicle, lift trucks, tractors, a race car, and Ms. Mariposa’s butterfly bus. The City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department mobile playground truck will be on-site, and the Galesburg Police Department will offer free car seat safety checks. In addition to the event, Lake Storey Park includes a variety of activities for participants to enjoy, including walking trails, shelters for picnic lunches, and a playground.

The event is geared for the preschool to early grade school age range but may be enjoyed by a wide variety of individuals. Preregistration is available, but not required, and the event is free and open to individuals and group outings.

“We are excited to host this wonderful community event again this year, which allows kids the opportunity to see and explore a wide range of vehicles and equipment,” said Angie Buchen, Recreation Supervisor for the City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department. “It is an outstanding opportunity for hands-on learning, in a fun and interactive setting. We are thankful for the organizations who participate each year and make this a truly remarkable experience for the youth in our community.”

The event is scheduled to be held Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Storey Pavilion parking lot, located at 1572 Machen Drive in Galesburg. Ample parking is available at the nearby Lake Storey playground and picnic shelter area. More details can be found on the city’s website and the attached flyers.

***Courtesy of the City of Galesburg***

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