Touch A Truck is finally rolling back into Liberty Lake on Friday, July 15, and will give children and their families a fleet of opportunities to get up close with and even inside a wide variety of rigs.
The morning event will run from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at a new location -- Liberty Lake’s Orchard Park (20298 E. Indiana Avenue) -- after being staged in previous years at the city’s Town Square Park. This all-ages educational activity is presented and organized by the Liberty Lake Municipal Library and the city of Liberty Lake.
Returning for the first time since 2019, this fourth annual edition of Touch A Truck is expected to include its largest-ever collection of vehicles. More than two dozen trucks, cars, and specialty machinery items will be available for exploring, with a setup that will include police and fire vehicles, public utility and maintenance equipment, and vehicles from businesses and even the post office.
Kids will also have the opportunity to sign their own name on the newly painted front plow blades of four of the city’s snowplows that will be on site. Additionally, attendees will be able to submit names for the four snowplows that will be selected later this summer and then used when those plows are in operation this winter.
Other new additions to this year’s edition of Touch A Truck will include a mini petting zoo with the city of Liberty Lake’s goats, as well as inflatable bouncy houses and a trampoline. Food vendors will also be on hand. Plus, free water and popsicles will be available – appropriately, inside the shovels of some of the machinery on display -- through the support of Spokane Teachers Credit Union, Banner Bank, and Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry.
The library hosted the first Touch A Truck in 2017 with just four vehicles. The following year, Liberty Lake’s Public Works Department brought some of its own equipment to the event, and the event grew to include refreshments from food vendor trucks in 2019.
Parking for Touch A Truck will be available at the park as well as the nearby lot at Selkirk Middle School.