City Prepares for Fourth of July Weekend

City Prepares for Fourth of July Weekend

Fireworks sales in Texas for the 2016 Independence Day holiday began June 24 and will continue through midnight July 4. Inspection & Life Safety Education personnel will be involved in several fireworks related activities starting July 1.

This year, Fire Prevention Officers will monitor the parks at Mountain Creek Lake, White Rock Lake and Trinity Overlook Park. A citation can be issued to persons using or in possession of, fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in the City of Dallas and up to 5,000 feet outside of the city limits. Anyone using fireworks can be fined up to $2,000.

The Dallas Police Department is designating a number of patrol units to respond to fireworks related calls. A fire inspector will be assigned to ride with police officers in all police service districts. These teams will work from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 3 and 4, and will respond to calls as they are received. A No Refusal Weekend will be implemented from Friday June 1 at 6 p.m. to Tuesday July 5 at 6 a.m.

Each year, injuries and property damages are caused by the improper use and handling of illegal fireworks. We encourage you to leave the fireworks to the professionals and do not shoot firearms in the air.

Fair Park Fourth

Fair Park Fourth will be held Monday July 4. Admission is free to Fair Park’s grounds and to see the historic art, architecture, fountains. The Fair Park Fourth fireworks show created by Pyrotechnico will begin at 9:37 p.m. and is sponsored by Oncor. The best seating for viewing fireworks will be in Cotton Bowl Stadium. The main gate of the Cotton Bowl will open at 5 p.m. Parking is $10 per car at Gates 5, 6, 10, and 11. As always, we encourage guests to take the DART Rail Green Line to Fair Park.

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