Happy Birthday America! Bring out that lawn chair, picnic basket and ice chest and invite the family to Barnes Park on Monday, July 4. Monterey Park’s annual Independence Day celebration will feature live entertainment, delicious food, activities for the entire family and the annual spectacular fireworks show. The fabulous fireworks spectacular is scheduled for 9 p.m.
Due to a more dynamic fireworks show for 2016, regular Independence Day attendees will notice that the Barnes Park fireworks safety zone has been expanded in the park’s central area. McPherrin, Harding and Ramona Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5-11 p.m. and be available for pedestrian use and fireworks show viewing.
In addition to the food, games and entertainment, the City of Monterey Park would like to encourage all new citizens and military families to be recognized during the celebration for your achievement and sacrifice, and receive a special certificate from the Monterey Park City Council. If you are a Monterey Park resident and a new U.S. Citizen or part of a military family and would like to be included, please contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at 626-307-1388 by June 27.
The July 4th celebration is made possible by community sponsorships. Sponsorship is always greatly appreciated and donors will be recognized in the event program, as well as in a future issue of the Cascades newspaper. Individuals and groups who can make a financial contribution are encouraged to send their donations to: City of Monterey Park, July 4th Committee, 320 W. Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754.
Barnes Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. For more information, please contact the Recreation Department at 626-307-1388 or search for “Fourth of July” at www.MontereyPark.ca.gov.
Robert Aguirre, Recreation Superintendent