The annual fireworks display will be launched from Agnes Patterson Park on July 4th. The show will be launched from the northwest corner of the park starting at dusk. Here is important information regarding the show:
Games and Activities
Parks board members, city staff, and volunteers have planned several fun activities from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the park. These activities include inflatables, a performance by the 34th Army Band, and food vendors. The activities will end at 8:30 p.m., so families can regroup and prepare to watch the fireworks.
Parking and Access to the Park
Much of Agnes Patterson Park will be closed on July 4th until 6:00pm for safety reasons. Access to the south parking lot will only be granted to individuals playing in the Sand Volleyball Tournament prior to 6:00pm. The bike trail entering the park from the northwest will be closed all day. Due to the E 31st St N/Beltline Road closure, all traffic must enter and exit the park from N 4th Ave E entrance. For this reason, there will be no parking allowed along N. 4th Ave E south of Agnes Patterson Park. Once the parking lots are full, vehicle access to the park will be restricted.
Event goers may also park in the Berg neighborhood and access the park after 6:00 pm via the bike trails on the southwest side of the park. Berg Elementary/Middle School is less than a half of mile walk from the park with ample parking available. Parking will also be allowed on N 11th Ave E, but no access to the park will be granted from N 11th Ave E or the adjacent bike trail. The Newton Police Department will be enforcing parking restrictions the night of the event.
All event goers will be required to avoid the fireworks safety zone area at the northwest corner of the park. The setback area includes the northwest bike trail entrance and the two northwest soccer fields. The zone will be marked with signs and the public must stay out of this area at all times.
Tips for a fun evening
For those planning to park within Agnes Patterson Park, carpooling is highly advised. After the event, people are asked to remove all personal items and trash from the park. Please help promote the event to your family and friends! Park staff will be updating the Newton Parks and Recreation Facebook page throughout the day with any important event related announcements (i.e. weather cancellations, parking updates, etc). If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Newton Park Office at (641) 792-1470.