Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 5:49am
Elver Park Fireworks on July 3
Plans for the fireworks show are ON for tonight
The 2012 City of Madison Elver Park fireworks, presented by Woodman's Food Markets, is Tuesday July 3, 2012 with fireworks scheduled for 9:30p.m.
The Elver Park Fireworks Show is a wonderful way to get together with friends and family to simply relax and enjoy the evening as the fireworks light up the sky.
"Bring your families down to enjoy the evening at one of Madison's premiere west side parks, and a spectacular fireworks display," says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. "We thank Woodman's Food Markets for the continued sponsorship of this celebration event."
1. We encourage you to be green. There is limited parking - so it is a good time to bike or walk to the park.
2. Guests can bring a picnic and enjoy Elver Park beginning at 7pm. (Please clean up after your picnic and party).
3. For your safety, guests may not enter the fenced fireworks fall zone.
4. Alcohol, fireworks, sparklers, glass or grilling are not permitted.
5. Please be responsible for yourself and your surroundings.
6. There will be food vendors located at the old shelter.
7. The disc golf course and tennis courts will close by noon on Tuesday. Disc golf will reopen on Wednesday morning, and the tennis courts will reopen on Thursday.
8. Handicapped parking is available in the front lot near the ‘new' shelter.
9. Cars will not be allowed to leave the parking lot until 30 minutes after the fireworks end to ensure that the guests walking home are safe as they exit the park.
Madison Fire Department on-hand
Madison Parks and Madison Fire Department will remain in communication throughout the day of the event. This fireworks display is carefully managed by pyrotechnicians with the oversight of Fire Department inspectors. In the event that conditions will not allow for the fireworks show, the cancellation call will be made by Tuesday, 8pm and information will be sent to local media outlets, posted on the city website, Facebook and twitter.
City of Madison Fire Inspectors are on site at set-up, during the event and afterwards to ensure codes are followed, a safe perimeter is established, and any leftover shells are disposed of properly.
The most common health and safety issues at public displays can be prevented with some simple steps:
• Stay hydrated with lots of water - moderate any intake of alcohol and caffeinated beverages, as they do not hydrate effectively.
• Respect perimeters on the grounds. A cordoned-off area indicates that area has been determined to be a spot where more debris is expected to fall.
• If you are near the launch site, it is appropriate to use eye-protection. One of the most common complaints for EMS service is foreign objects in the eye as a result of falling debris.
• Persons with respiratory ailments, such as asthma, are encouraged to locate farther away from the launch site for better air quality.
• Leave fireworks, grills, and pets at home.
- Laura Whitmore, 266-5949