Delaware Seashore State Park to host “Big Truck Day” Saturday, Oct. 5

INDIAN RIVER INLET – Delaware Seashore State Park will be hosting its first-ever “Big Truck Day” on Saturday, Oct. 5. This free family-friendly event will take place at the Indian River Marina from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Children of all ages will have the opportunity to get up close to some of the park’s heavy equipment and special use vehicles. DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation enforcement, education, maintenance and marina staff will all be present to greet visitors and answer questions. Children will even be able to climb in the drivers’ seats for photo opportunities. 

Among the various vehicles on display are a beach sweeper, front-end loader, minibus, DNREC dump truck forklift, a Delaware Natural Resources Police vehicle, and an ocean rescue truck. If conditions allow, U.S. Coast Guard Station Indian River will dock at the marina with one of their vessels. In addition, there will be a demonstration of specialized marina equipment in action, hauling and moving large boats in the boatyard. 

 An added bonus to the event is a car seat check station.  A certified car seat safety technician will be present at the event to do free car seat safety inspections. For more information, please call (302) 227-6991 or visit