Big Truck Day to roll back into Nathan Benderson Park on April 20

Public welcome to provide trucks for the event

Photo courtesy Sarasota County

Big trucks will be rolling back into Nathan Benderson Park for the annual Big Truck Day on Saturday, April 20, and Sarasota County is seeking trucks from members of the public to be part of the action, the county has announced.

The popular event is held to give children and adults “a chance to explore the vehicles and trucks they see on the streets, as well as meet and speak with the people who operate them,” a news release explains. This is the second year people in the community have been invited to bring their own trucks to take part in the action, the release points out.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the release notes.

“In previous years, some of the big trucks featured were dump trucks, fire trucks, payloaders, bucket trucks and buses,” said program coordinator Jamal Edwards in the release. “Now we’re inviting the community to take part, show off their trucks and have some fun!”

Anyone interested in providing a truck may contact Edwards at 486-2780 or

Now in its 23rd year, the event also will feature two eggs hunts: one for children ages 4 and younger; the other, for those 5 and older.

Food vendors also will be available at the park.

Nathan Benderson Park is located at 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, near University Parkway. The event is hosted by the Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department and Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc.

For more information, call the county Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit