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July 3, 2005 Fireworks Parking Restrictions (Rain Date is July 5, 2005)

Date of Release: June 30, 2005

Chief Michael J. Magnant of the Portsmouth Police Department is invoking his “Emergency Powers” and orders that NO PARKING will be permitted on the following Portsmouth Streets on July 3, 2005 (with the exception of residents only) due to the annual fireworks display:
  1. Parrott Avenue
  2. Junkins Avenue
  3. Mt. Vernon Street
  4. Pleasant Street
  5. South Street from Miller to Marcy
  6. Richmond Street
  7. Rogers Street
  8. Edward Street
  9. Livermore Street
  10. Wentworth Street
  11. Melcher Street
  12. Whidden Street
  13. Franklin Street
  14. Pickering Street
  15. Hunking Street
  16. Gardner Street
  17. Gates Street
  18. Howard Street
  19. Elwyn Avenue
  20. Sherburne Avenue
  21. Rockland Street
  22. Kent Street
  23. Richards Ave
Vehicles will be towed from the playground parking lot on Junkins Avenue beginning at 6:30 AM on July 3, 2005 due to the close proximity of loaded fireworks tubes. Vehicles parked on Parrott Avenue between Richards Avenue to Junkins Avenue will be towed beginning at 12:00 noon on July 3, 2005. The tennis courts/basketball courts/playground areas and baseball areas will be closed by 12:00 noon on July 3, 2005. Limited handicapped parking will be available at the Middle School Lot on Parrott Avenue. The Parking Garage will charge a flat $3.00 fee for parking during the hours of 1700 – 2200 on Sunday, July 3, 2005.

The Dog Park will be closed from 6:30 AM on Sunday July 3, 2005 to 12:00 AM on Monday, July 4, 2005. Dog owners are reminded of a recently enacted city ordinance forbidding dogs from any park where the Recreation Department holds scheduled programs. This includes Leary and Central Fields, South Playground and the Connie Bean Playground.

Vendors will be permitted on the north side (Portsmouth Middle School side) of Parrott Avenue only. Vendors must be properly licensed by the City of Portsmouth.

Residents are reminded that fireworks, including sparklers, are not permitted as per City Ordinance. Heavy traffic and delays lasting up to 2 hours are expected after the fireworks.

The Annual Fireworks Celebration is an alcohol free family event (the fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m. sharp). Chief Magnant and members of the Portsmouth Police Department wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July holiday.


 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500