City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Spectacular Fourth of July Firework Show Scheduled for Two Parks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 28, 2022
City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Spectacular Fourth of July Firework Show Scheduled for Two Parks
Shows begin promptly at 9 p.m.
Come celebrate Independence Day with the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department! This free event includes a spectacular array of fireworks that will begin at 9 p.m. at two separate locations: La Sierra Park and Ryan Bonaminio Park.
La Sierra Park, at 5215 La Sierra Ave., also will host a car show that will begin at noon and a live performance by the No Limit Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Food vendors will also be on site selling a variety of treats.
Ryan Bonaminio Park, at 5000 Tequesquite Ave. (near basketball courts), will give residents the opportunity to enjoy a live DJ from 5 to 9 p.m. along with food vendors to fulfill your 4th of July food cravings. Families are encouraged to bring out their picnic blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening.
To prepare for the shows, access to La Sierra Park will be limited as of Friday, July 1. La Sierra Park will have a designated, no access fallout zone area on Monday, July 4.
Ryan Bonaminio Park will have a designated, no access fallout zone area marked as of Sunday, July 3rd at 5 p.m. Both Carlson Dog Park and Mt. Rubidoux will not be accessible on Monday, July 4 after 7 a.m.
The City of Riverside is reminding residents that all fireworks are illegal within city limits, and anyone found using illegal fireworks is subject to a $1,000 fine. Riverside has been working for several years to reduce the usage of fireworks in the city. Fireworks cause injuries in adults and children, spark fires that can endanger firefighters and the public, create stress for veterans with PTSD, and terrify many animals.
During the 2021 July 4 season, the City of Riverside Fire and Police Departments received nearly 1,000 calls for service due to reported firework activity including brush, tree, and rubbish fires. The Fireworks Task Force, which includes staff members from Fire, Police and Code Enforcement, issued administrative citations and made various warnings to those in violation throughout the city. Approximately 807 pounds of fireworks were confiscated and dropped off at local fire stations for proper disposal.
The City of Riverside continually promotes an anti-fireworks message in hopes that residents will refrain from purchasing fireworks when they become available in neighboring counties shortly before the holiday. City officials have sent warning letters to people who have received citations and to addresses that were identified as fireworks sites by people who called the City’s 311 line. Residents can report illegal use of fireworks by either calling 311, using the mobile app or through the web. Any calls made afterhours will be directed to a non-emergency dispatcher to document information for follow-up. Calls to 311 regarding specific addresses where fireworks are being used can be made anonymously.
Non-Emergency Phone Numbers:
Riverside Police Department: 951-354-2007
Call Center: 951-826-5311
Emergency Phone Number:
Imminent Threats to Life or Property: 911
Additional information can be found at RiversideCA.gov/fire