‘Big Truck Day’ planned at Delaware Seashore State Park this weekend

DNREC’s Delaware Seashore State Park will host its first-ever “Big Truck Day” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Indian River Marina. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the park’s heavy equipment and special-use vehicles at the family-friendly event.

All types of vehicles will be featured, including a beach sweeper, front-end loader, minibus, DNREC dump truck, forklift, a Natural Resources Police vehicle and an ocean rescue truck. Marina staff will be on hand to greet visitors and answer questions, and children will be able to climb in the drivers’ seats.

If conditions allow, one of the vessels from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Indian River will dock at the marina. Also, a demonstration will be held of marina equipment in action, hauling large boats through the boatyard.

In addition, a car-seat check station will be available, where a certified car-seat safety technician will perform car-seat safety inspections, free of charge.

The event is free with paid park entry. For more information, contact the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991.