Fireworks Information 2010
The City’s annual fireworks display is Saturday, July 3, at the South Mill Pond, located across from Portsmouth City Hall. The fireworks display starts at 9:15 pm. The rain date is Monday, July 5. Police want to remind everyone that City Ordinance prohibits personal fireworks, including Class C sparklers. Due to the fireworks display, the Dog Park will be closed from 6 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday. Dogs are never allowed at Leary and Central Fields, South Playground or the Connie Bean Playground. The tennis and basketball courts, playground and baseball areas will be closed all day Saturday. Vehicles will be towed from the playground lot on Junkins Avenue at 10 a.m. Saturday and from Parrott Avenue between Richards Avenue and Junkins at noon.
Due to the fireworks, the High-Hanover Parking Garage will charge a flat $3 fee from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 3. There will be no parking on 23 streets near the South Playground (except for residents of those streets): Parrott Avenue, Junkins Avenue, Mt. Vernon Street, Pleasant Street, South Street from Miller to Marcy, Richmond Street, Rogers Street, Edward Street, Livermore Street, Wentworth Street, Melcher Street, Whidden Street, Franklin Street, Pickering Street, Hunking Street, Gardner Street, Gates Street, Howard Street, Elwyn Avenue, Sherburne Avenue, Rockland Street, Kent Street, and Richards Avenue.