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Plan ahead for Eau Claire's fireworks in Carson Park

Updated: Jul 04, 2017 04:59 PM
Courtesy: Eau Claire Police Department Courtesy: Eau Claire Police Department
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Eau Claire (WQOW) - If you were hoping to park inside Carson Park to watch the July 4th fireworks, think again.

In a post on the Eau Claire Police Department's Facebook page around mid-afternoon on Tuesday, police said the main parking lot in Carson Park is full

News 18 reported on Monday that the causeway entrance into Carson Park, which is the entrance by Lakeshore Elementary, will close around 6:00 pm on Tuesday and will remain closed until after the fireworks display. Parking lots available in prior years, like Menomonie Street parking lot, will also be closed due to construction this year.

Police are reminding you the Lakeshore Elementary School parking lot is under construction and not available for parking. They are advising people to park off street and walk into the park if possible.

Food and beverages are welcome into the park, but alcohol needs to be limited to 48 ounces per person.

Police said to leave the fireworks at home, including sparklers.


Posted July 3, 2017:

If you're planning to head down to Carson Park for the fireworks show on Tuesday, News 18 has the inside scoop on how to get in and out of the park safely and quickly.

Bridget Coit, a public information officer with the Eau Claire Police Department, said with construction projects underway and a big crowd expected, parking lots will fill up fast and roads will close early.

The causeway entrance into Carson Park, which is the entrance by Lakeshore Elementary, will close around 6:00 pm on Tuesday and will remain closed until after the fireworks display. Parking lots available in prior years, like Menomonie Street parking lot, will also be closed due to construction this year.

If you plan to drive, be prepared to park on a city street and walk into the park. 

"We are encouraging people to walk in and out of the park if at all possible due to the large amount of people expected and the minimal amount of traffic spots for the crowd," Coit said.

Food and beverages are welcome, but alcohol needs to be limited to 48 ounces per person.

Police said to leave the fireworks at home, including sparklers. For a full list of events at Carson Park on Tuesday, click here.

The Festival Foods "Fireworks Extravaganza" in Carson Park starts at 10 p.m.

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