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City reminds of fireworks rules

Posted: Friday, Jun 28th, 2013

EVANSTON The city of Evanston and Evanston Parks and Recreation would like to remind the public that fireworks may only be discharged within the Evanston city limits on Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to midnight.

In addition, it is unlawful to: discharge fireworks on private property unless permission has been obtained from the owner; throw or discharge fireworks from a motor vehicle, whether such vehicle is moving or standing still; discharge fireworks within 100 feet of a gasoline station or storage area where volatile liquids or gasses are dispensed; or discharge any rocket of over four ounces.

City properties that have been designated by the Evanston City Council to discharge fireworks on July 3-4 are limited to the following areas: Overthrust Ballfields paved parking lots; Centennial Park paved parking lot; Overthrust Meadows Park paved parking lot; and Sulphur Creek Reservoir.

Except for the areas designated above, fireworks may be not be discharged on any school grounds, school parking lots or in any other city park, sport field or parking lot. This includes no discharging of fireworks along the Bear River Greenway, at the Bear Community Center Pavilion, Ice Ponds parking lot and Bear River State Park.

For more information contact the city of Evanston at (307) 783-6300 or Evanston Parks and Recreation at (307) 789-1770.

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