Adventure Park will turn into a truck stop temporarily next Friday for the city's fifth-annual Touch-A-Truck event.

Adventure Park will turn into a truck stop temporarily next Friday for the city's fifth-annual Touch-A-Truck event.

The Powell Parks and Recreation department will host Touch-A-Truck from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the park at 260 Village Park Drive.

Touch-A-Truck allows children to get up close with the large vehicles such as fire trucks, police cars and ambulances.

"The kids can climb in, play around and get a feel for what the big trucks are really like. When you're a kid, all of these vehicles seem so much larger to you," said Silas Bowers, parks and recreation supervisor.

Many of the old favorites will return, such as city snow plows and dump trucks.

A Zamboni -- a large ice-resurfacing machine used at skate rinks -- will be on hand. So will emergency response vehicles from the Red Cross, trucks from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a school bus and a limousine, Bowers said.

Because of the size and number of vehicles participating, parking at Adventure Park will be limited.

People are encouraged to park at city lots at 44 N. Liberty St. and 47 Hall St., and to take advantage of the bike paths leading directly to the park, Bowers said.

Touch-A-Truck is free. For information, call (614) 885-9820 or log onto www.cityofpowell.us.