The annual fireworks event will be held at Agnes Patterson Park on July 4th. Here is important information regarding the show:
Games and Activities
Parks Board members, staff, and volunteers have planned several fun activities from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the park. The kid zone sponsored by Trinity Structural Towers will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Live music provided by Slipstream and sponsored by U.S. Bank will begin at 7:00 p.m. Finally, the Fireworks sponsored by Hy-Vee will be launched at dusk. Food vendors will also be on site.
Parking and Access to the Park
Most 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. All event goers will be required to enter the park at the south entrance from N. 4th Ave E. After the event, traffic will be directed out of both gates.
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 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 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, we are asking people to please removal personal items and trash from the park. Everyone is encouraged to 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.