Since 16 Jun 2006
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|Mon Jul 01, 19 12:20 pm Event Site/Marina limited access for July 4th Fireworks
|4th of July notice for all Event Site, Spit and Marina Kiteboarders
Port Press Release for the 4th, please share.
THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS DISPLAY WILL LIMIT ACCESS TO SOME POPULAR WATERFRONT AREAS
HOOD RIVER, OR – The 4th of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Wednesday, July 3 when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River. Parking will be free on the 4th at all Port-owned streets and Lot 1, but parking permits and day use passes are still required for Event Site parking.
The following areas will be closed or have limited access:
The Spit: The Port will close the Spit area at noon on Wednesday, July 3 until noon on Friday, July 5.
Event Site Access to Sandbar: Access to the Sandbar from the Event Site will be closed at 7PM on July 4 to everyone due to the fireworks. Kiteboard launching and landing from the Event Site grass and beach is prohibited.
Marina Beach and Marina Park: The sandy area of the Marina Beach will be closed at 7PM on July 4. And closed to kiteboarding launching and landing at that time. Once the Marina Park parking areas are full, “Closed” signs will be posted at the entrance and additional vehicles will not be allowed into Marina Park.
Fireworks of any kind are prohibited on all Port properties, including the Marina and Waterfront areas. This policy is strictly enforced. People planning on watching the fireworks from the Marina and the Waterfront are reminded that the show’s conclusion usually brings very heavy traffic congestion and there will be significant delays in exiting the area. The Port urges patience and cooperation to help ease the pressure created by the large number of vehicles attempting to exit the area at the same time. Dark conditions and heavy pedestrian traffic during this time make it all the more important to use caution and take your time driving in the area.
*There will be no charge for parking on the street or in Lot #1 on the 4th of July.
*Lot #1 will open in the morning and remain open until the morning of July 5th. If people want to stay overnight there will not be any enforcement to encourage them to leave.
*The Event Site Booth will stay open with pay for parking and pass holders until 1pm, then close for the day.
Last note, please remember our local region has not had much of any rain in the past month, so please be aware if serious fire issues that can occur from fireworks useage.
Also, drive safe and if you shouldn't drive, then crab a cab or call a friend for a ride.
2nd Wind Sports
Hood River, OR