City to Participate in National Kids to Parks Day


CONTACT: Kellie Cook, Parks & Recreation Director, (334) 358-0297/361-3640 or

April 17, 2013

The City of Prattville will once again participate in the National Kids to Park Day and is excited to host its 4th annual "Touch a Truck" event and its 2nd annual Mayor's Bike Ride, on Saturday, May 18th.

The Mayor's Bike Ride will begin at 9:30am at Upper Kingston Park. Bicyclists will ride from Upper Kingston Park to Pratt Park. Riders of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate in this free event. Helmets are required.

Pratt Park will host the "Touch a Truck" event, as well as inflatables, a remote control boat race and more.

The "Touch a Truck" event is designed to help satisfy children's curiosity by providing trucks from local businesses for them to "touch and explore." There will be a wide variety of vehicles on site, everything from fire trucks, swat vans and dump trucks, to construction vehicles, trash trucks and more. The "Touch a Truck" event will take place from 10am until 3pm near the amphitheatre.

"This is an awesome opportunity to let children of all ages see, touch, and interact while learning about the vehicles on site," said Kellie Cook, Parks & Rec/Specials Events Director. "Both "Touch a Truck" and the Mayor's Bike Ride are free, family events that everyone can take part in. These events are in conjunction with National Kids to Park Day, which encourages kids to get outside and be active."

Please contact the Special Events Department at (334) 358-0297 or the Parks & Rec Department at (334) 361-3640 for more details.