City plans July 4th festivities, outreach

Posted 6/11/09

With the emphasis on a safe night for families, there will be strict enforcement of laws prohibiting alcohol, fireworks and pets at the 14th annual …

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City plans July 4th festivities, outreach


With the emphasis on a safe night for families, there will be strict enforcement of laws prohibiting alcohol, fireworks and pets at the 14th annual Fourth of July Family Festival and Fireworks Show on July 4.

Activities will take place at Belleview, Progress and Cornerstone Parks, near the intersection of Belleview and Windermere. A variety of food concessions will be available in Belleview and Cornerstone parks. At 9:30 p.m., the spectacular fireworks show will be launched from the baseball fields at Cornerstone Park.

There will be plenty of food, fun, entertainment, games and a fantastic fireworks show for families and friends at this free event sponsored by the cities of Littleton and Englewood and South Suburban Parks and Recreation.

Additional financial support is provided by Arapahoe County, as well as the cities of Sheridan and Centennial.

Cornerstone Park:

3 p.m.-Chinese dragon slide and bounce house

6 p.m.-Air Life helicopter lands

7 p.m.-Entertainment featuring the Windjammers.

Belleview Park:

10 a.m.-Lion’s Club train and Children’s Farm

Duck races

Watermelon eating contest

Slides, bounce house and a climbing wall for free

Alcohol, glass containers, pets and fireworks (including sparklers) are strictly prohibited.

Fire marshals, police officers and park rangers will confiscate fire works, issue citations and escort violators from the park.

No parking will be permitted on the south side of West Prentice Avenue from Windermere to Hickory Street. Motorists are encouraged to obey other traffic restrictions that will be in effect. Limited parking will be available near the parks and at the Littleton Service Center, 1800 West Belleview.

Special thanks to community sponsors and volunteers: Englewood Neighborhood Watch, Country Buffet-Englewood, Englewood Church of Scientology, CERT, and Arapahoe Rescue.

Community Outreach

At its January 30 workshop, the Littleton City Council approved its 2009 Outreach Schedule. There are several meetings of interest coming up this summer.

On June 25, representatives of large businesses in the city are invited to a breakfast meeting with the Littleton City Council. That meeting will be held in the Community Room at 7:30 a.m.

On July 23, city council is inviting merchants and property owners in downtown Littleton to a breakfast meeting. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

Residents of District III, the southeast quadrant of the city, are invited to a Citizen Forum July 28 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber and Community Room. All District III residents will receive an invitation in the mail. District III Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Tom Mulvey will host. Following a brief presentation, council members and directors from all city departments will be on-hand to answer citizens’ questions.

To attend the breakfast meetings, please make a reservation by calling 303-795-3720.


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