July 4th restrictions set for Phoenix trailheads
To prevent fire danger vehicle access to the city of Phoenix trailheads will be closed on July 4, beginning at 3 p.m.
The city of Phoenix wants to remind residents that the annual fire ban for desert park areas remains in effect. Fireworks, open fires and smoking are prohibited to reduce fire danger. Also, alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited at desert parks. Visitors who plan to picnic at the desert parks and preserves can use gas grills only.
Visitors should use extra caution when visiting parks in the summertime. Heat-related illnesses are common from May to October. Heat-related illness usually occurs due to overexposure to heat, or the person has overexerted their body. Residents are encouraged to follow safety guidelines by teaming up to hike, drinking water and dressing appropriately for hot weather.
Residents are encouraged to celebrate Independence Day by attending one of the city’s official events including the Fabulous Phoenix 4th event at Indian Steele Park. The event will include festival-style food for purchase, inflatables and a water spray zone. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.
For more information on Phoenix Independence Day events, click here.