National Public Works Week, Richmond welcomes you to its operations yard behind-the-scenes experiences. Stick your hands into wet cement, play in the giant sandbox and enjoy lots of other fun activities at this popular and award-winning free family event. Plenty to do for all ages. Gardeners can grab some free topsoil, while future Bob the Builders can get up close and personal with dump trucks, graders, excavators, and other real-life, real-size heavy equipment. Kids can win free prizes, purchase lunch from the food court, or go for a hay ride tour of the Works Yard.