Big Rig Day this Saturday at Burnet Park

The second annual "Big Rig Day," hosted by the City of

Syracuse, will return to Burnet Park on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with even more trucks and displays to enjoy this year.

Children and their families can climb in behind the big wheels and view some of the City's big trucks - fire trucks, police cars, snowplows, backhoes and payloaders -and much more.

Other activities will include face-painting, the Price Chopper Hopper inflatable and a visit from Snoopy, courtesy of MetLife.

New this year the big animals at the Zoo will also be featured. Onondaga County Parks will open a gate between Burnet Park and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo to allow those families who would like to visit the zoo that day easier access from the park.

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo will be hosting Fiesta de las Aves, a day celebrating migratory birds and Latin American culture. Admission is $6.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors age 62 and up and students age 16 to 21 with I.D., $4.00 for youth ages 3 to 15. Children two and under are free. The gate between Burnet Park and the zoo will be open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

"Big Rig Day" will also kick off National Public Works Week, May 17 to May 23.

Admission to "Big Rig Day" is free; refreshments available for a nominal fee.

For more information, visit syracuse.ny.us/parks

Site: Burnet Park, Avery or Coleridge Avenues entrances

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