Enjoy a cool, safe Fourth of July in Scottsdale – Arizona News

Enjoy a cool, safe Fourth of July in Scottsdale – Arizona News

Scottsdale invites everyone this Fourth of July to celebrate in a cool, safe environment – and to be vigilant in protecting our irreplaceable desert.

The Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld is shaping up to be the coolest family-friendly event of summer.

Indoor activities begin at 3 p.m. in the air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center. At 9 p.m., everyone’s invited to step outside to enjoy a patriotic fireworks show.

The WestWorld fireworks show will take place in a safe, controlled environment.

Fireworks restrictions in place

Although use of some consumer fireworks is permitted by state law in Scottsdale this holiday, their use in and near many sensitive desert areas remains illegal and violators are subject to substantial fines.

Use of fireworks is prohibited in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Pinnacle Peak Park and all properties located within 1 mile of these fragile desert lands. The use of fireworks is also prohibited on all publically owned properties, which include but are not limited to, city buildings, city parking lots, city parks, public schools and city streets.

Violation of these restrictions is a civil offense punishable by citations and fines.

For more information on firework restrictions and a variety of safety tips, visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “fireworks.”

Preserve closure

To reduce the threat of wildfire, Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4

All trailheads into the 30,580-acre preserve will have “closed” signs posted. Scottsdale police, staff and volunteer stewards will patrol the area to advise visitors about the closure and fire threat….

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