Dozer Days is Vancouver’s Construction Theme Park, where kids are encouraged to go play in the dirt with some toys. Only these toys are the big yellow dozers, dump trucks, backhoes, and other heavy equipment kids are usually told to stay away from. But not during Dozer Days, where kids get to hop in the driver’s seat and actually drive those big rigs (with a professional operator at their side). Not only is it a dream come true for kids (and fun for the whole family), the event also benefits many local, children’s charities.
The ever-popular Annual Dozer Days event will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2019, between 11 am and 4 pm at the Clark County Event Center (Clark County Fairgrounds).
The Dozer Day event seeks to educate children of all ages about building sustainable communities, industry opportunities, and public safety. By giving the kids a realistic and ultimate construction experience, we put the kids in the “driver’s seat” to allow them to interact with real heavy construction equipment, fire engines, ambulances and police cars; while also engaging in other fun outdoor activities, games and toys. Children also have the opportunity to meet and interact with real professionals in these industries.
“Dozer Day has activities for kids of all ages. When it comes to the construction equipment the younger kids get more help from the operators then the older ones. In addition to the heavy equipment there is also an ambulance and firetruck to climb in and around, PUD activities, and lots of sand and construction toys to play with as well.
For the bigger kids… If you and the operator fit in the cab together you are good to go! Climb on in, grab the controls and have fun.
If you are in the biggest kid category (Yes this includes adults) there are activities geared just for you as well. Have you ever wanted to drive a backhoe? excavator? roller? Now’s your chance. Hop in and drive by yourself! In addition to that there is also a scavenger hunt, and shooting for prizes game that caters to big kids as well.”
You can purchase tickets in advance online for a discounted price. Admission is $8 for children (ages 2 – 12) and seniors (60+), $10 for adults and free for those under 2 years old. Tickets on the day of the event are $11 for kids and seniors and $13 for adults. Once admission is paid, the cost of most activities inside the event are free, including equipment rides.