4 Things to Know About the 4th of July in Green Lake

July 2, 2014 6:37am

We are only a few days away from the 4th of July. And before you head out to celebrate here’s three things you should know:

1. What’s closed on the 4th?

  • Green Lake Library
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center
  • Evans Pool

2. What’s open on the 4th?

3. Where can I set off fireworks?

It’s probably a good time to remind 4th of July revelers that fireworks are illegal to set off in Seattle. Fireworks offenses are gross misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. (Ouch!)

Uncle Sam (actually it’s the Seattle Parks Department) will be watching its ballfields closely during the holiday as they tend to be places where people try to set off fireworks. The city’s synthetic ballfields, like the ones at the Lower Woodland Park Playfield will get an extra layer of security because those fields cost on average $1.2 million to replace. On July 3rd and the 4th ballfields made of synthetic materials will be illuminated during much of the evening to try to ward off potential firework launches as well as security roaming from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

4. Where’s the closest fireworks show? 

Gas Works Park at South Lake Union. The festivities start at noon and end at 11 p.m. Events are planned throughout the day including a lighted skydiving performance at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks begin at around 10:10.

Have a fun 4th and be safe out there Green Lakers!