Media Release

County Celebrates National Public Works Week

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 1:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY — The Alachua County Public Works Department invites all citizens to join them in celebrating National Public Works Week, May 21 – 27, 2006. Please invite your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends or whole class to any of these events:

Tuesday, May 23 - Tour the Leveda Brown Environmental Park

5115 N.E. 63rd Ave., Gainesville

See how garbage, recycling and hazardous waste are handled in Alachua County.

Wednesday, May 24 - Heavy Machinery Road-eo!

Alachua County Fairgrounds - 2900 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville

10 a.m. to noon

Alachua County road crew competes against City of Gainesville and City of Ocala crews in tests of skill.

Thursday, May 25 - Tour the Public Works Compound At Hague

5620 NW 120th Lane, Gainesville

See the heavy equipment, the sign shop, vehicle repair shop, "mule" rides, and more.

Thursday, May 25 - Tour the Animal Services

3400 NE 53rd Ave., Gainesville

See the adoptable cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. Learn why it's important to spay or neuter your pet.

Please register for any of the tours so that times can be arranged. To register, please call Alachua County Public Works at (352) 374-5213.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).