Meet the Machines at Mather Sports Center

Rancho Cordova, CA (MPG)  |  Shelly Lembke
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The Mather Sports Center and the Cordova Recreation and Parks District (CRPD) are bringing a unique tactile experience to area youngsters. The free event, Meet the Machines, features more than 30 distinct machines and vehicles for kids to come and explore.

“This free event allows children of all ages to learn about the vehicles they see on the road and television every day. Some examples include fire trucks, police vehicles, ambulances, helicopters, tow trucks, garbage trucks, school buses, Segways and military vehicles,” according Vivian Vivian Cazanis, Communications Manager for the Cordova Recreation and Park District.

Kids are invited to touch, climb and explore each unique machine, but there’s more, according to Cazanis. “In addition to machines, children can visit the Kids Zone filled with bounce houses, games, balloon animals and face painting. The first hour of the event is horn-free to accommodate children with special needs and sensitive ears,” she said.

Now an annual event, this year the exhibit takes place Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mather Sports Center, 3755 Schriever Avenue, Mather. For more information, contact the CRPD at 916-842-3300 or visit their website at www.crpd.com.

Photo courtesy Cordova Recreation and Park District Photo courtesy Cordova Recreation and Park District