The annual fireworks display is being moved to a new location, Agnes Patterson Park, this year. The show will be launched from the northwest corner of the park starting at dusk. Here is important information regarding the show:
Access to the Park
Agnes Patterson Park will be closed on July 4th until 6:30 pm for safety reasons. This includes all trails, fields, and playgrounds. At 6:30 pm, the south entrance gate on N 4th Ave E will be open to traffic and people may begin parking in the park. The east entrance will remained closed until the event is over. Once the parking lots are full, all new traffic will be restricted from entering the park. The bike trail entering the park from the northwest will remain closed all day.
Event goers may park in the nearby neighborhoods and access the park after 6:30 pm via the bike trails on the southwest side of the park. Parking will also be allowed on N 11th Ave E, but no access to the park will be granted from the road. There will be no parking along E 31st ST N/the Beltline Road. 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. Because the fireworks will be a lower, more intense, display, the best place to view the show is from the athletic fields inside the park, especially, if you have young children. Event goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to setup on the fields to view the display. After the event, people are asked to remove all personal items and trash from the fields. Please help promote the event to your family and friends! We want everyone to know about the changes to the event, so this will be a great experience for those who attend. If you have any questions, please contact the Newton Park Office at (641) 792-1470