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A word from the City of Columbus about Boom!

July 4th is tomorrow and if you’re lucky, you’re waking up with a day of work-free fun ahead of you. With Boom! happening tonight, the City of Columbus has to rein you in just a bit to keep everyone safe and happy. Here’s some info from the city about what will be shuttered up today and tomorrow:

– The Scioto Mile Fountain will be turned off Sunday, July 2 at 6 p.m. and will resume operation Tuesday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m.

– Bicentennial Park restrooms will be closed on July 3 during Red, White & BOOM! There will be portable restrooms throughout the viewing areas.

– Genoa Park will be closed to the public from Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4 for fireworks operations.

– Areas should be marked with items that don’t present a danger to the public. STAKES AND POSTS ARE PROHIBITED as they pose a danger to playing children and can cause damage to irrigation systems.

TRAIL ACCESS: 
– Beginning Thursday, June 29, the trail on the west side of the Scioto River between the Rich St./Town St. Bridge and Broad Street Bridge will be closed until Tuesday, July 4 at noon.

– Beginning Sunday, July 2, the trail on the east side of the Scioto River between the Rich St./Town St. Bridge and the Broad Street Bridge will be closed until Tuesday, July 4 at noon.

RIVER ACCESS: 
– On July 3, from 11 a.m. until after the fireworks, all public watercraft will be prohibited on the Scioto River between the railroad trestle at the south end of North Bank Park to the railroad trestle south of the Main Street Bridge. Columbus Fire and Columbus Police will be on the water for enforcement.

– The Nationwide Blvd. launch area will be available for hand-carry watercraft only. Concession operator HERO USA will host prescheduled watercraft tours. Limited parking will be available for individuals to hand carry canoes and kayaks.

– The Lower Scioto ramp at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park will be open for trailers and motorboats.

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