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Kitchener public works professionals deliver critical services that make our community a great place to live, work and play.

On this page:

  1. About Public Works Week
  2. Open house and Family Fun Night
  3. Parking and transit
  4. Our sponsors

About Public Works Week

Public Works Week, celebrated from May 19 to 25, recognizes and celebrates our public works professionals who contribute to and enhance the quality of life in our community.

In Kitchener, our public works staff play important roles in:

  • transportation
  • water
  • wastewater and stormwater treatment
  • public buildings and spaces
  • parks and grounds
  • emergency management and first response
  • solid waste
  • right-of-way management

Even though their work is often behind the scenes, our city couldn’t run without them!

Open house and Family Fun Night

Dive into the exciting world of public works at our open house and Family Fun Night! Bring the whole family, gather your friends, or come out on your own for an action-packed evening:

  • tour the Kitchener Operations Facility and go behind the scenes of how we serve our community
  • get up close and personal with our vehicles and equipment
  • join in on games and activities for a chance to win a prize
  • talk to our public works professionals and learn more about their work
  • be the first to see the new designs on the snow plows you helped name
  • enjoy a BBQ dinner (by donation, while supplies last)

Date, time and location

  • date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • time: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • location: Kitchener Operations Facility, 131 Goodrich Drive
  • cost: free, no registration required

Notice of photography or videography

Images and video clips may be captured during this event and reproduced and/or made available in print publications or online for future promotions.

By attending this event, you are consenting to the use of your appearance, image and voice in promoting City of Kitchener events.

Please contact Amy Salmon if you have any questions.

Parking and transit

However you choose to travel, there are options available:


GRT routes 10 and 110 stop within walking distance of the Kitchener Operations Facility (131 Goodrich Drive).

The closest ION stop is at Fairway Station and is a short walk away.


If you're driving, there is lots of free parking available at the Kitchener Operations Facility.

Plan your route

Check road closures on your route before coming to the Kitchener Operations Facility. There will be construction near the facility, so be sure to leave extra time on your trip.

Get directions on Google Maps

Our sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors for supporting Public Works Week and our Family Fun Night!

Kitchener Utilities logo
DiCAN logo
Meritech logo
MTE logo
Pillers logo
Zehrs logo