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Fourth of July Celebration moves back to Mullins Park
 

Join the City’s annual Fourth of July celebration at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 4 at Mullins Park. Families are encouraged to celebrate the holiday safely by enjoying a grand fireworks display set to begin promptly at 9 p.m. Food and entertainment will also be available prior to the fireworks display. Personal fireworks are not allowed in the park.

Commissioner Larry Vignola suggested moving the City’s Fourth of July Celebration back to Mullins Park, located in the heart of our City.

“Having the show at Mullins Park will improve the accessibility for all of our residents to view the show,” Commissioner Vignola said. “I grew up near Mullins, and I remember our 4th of July parties and getting together with friends and neighbors to watch the show in our backyard. It really helped build our sense of community.”

The event is free, but there is a $3 parking fee. Parking will be available at the Coral Springs Gymnasium for early arrivers, and also at the main Mullins Park/Center for the Arts parking lot. No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. Food and refreshments are available for purchase.

Coral Springs Police remind residents that setting off illegal fireworks could result in criminal charges against the user. Any fireworks that explode or fly in the air are illegal. Airborne fireworks run the risk of damaging property or causing serious injury to users.

As for legal fireworks, follow these tips to ensure safety:

  • Light fireworks only on non-flammable paved surfaces on your own property.
  • Do not wear loose clothing and keep hair pulled back while using fireworks.
  • Stand several feet away from lighted fireworks.
  • If fireworks do not go off, do not stand over them.
  • Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby.
  • Supervise children around fireworks at all times.
Posted:7/1/2011
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