Fairfield to close several parks during Independence Day holiday


Photo: Rockville Hills Park is one of several open spaces in Fairfield that will be closed due to possible fireworks use. (Photo courtesy City of Fairfield via Facebook, Graphic by Solano NewsNet)

The City of Fairfield says it will close several public parks and open spaces because people might use illegal fireworks there.

In a community bulletin issued on Wednesday, city officials said the parks would close for the Independence Day holiday to prevent fires started by fireworks.

The affected parks include the Rockville Hills Park, the Serpas Ranch Open Space, the Rolling Hills Open Space and the Spyglass Open Space. The parks and open spaces will close on July 3 at sunset and will re-open to the public on July 5.

The parks are normally impacted by Red Flag Warnings and other fire-related weather alerts, but the decision to close them for the Independence Day holiday was unusual because no wildfire-related alerts had been issued as of Wednesday morning.

But city officials still felt it was best to close them out of an abundance of caution due to the possibility of fires starting from people using illegal fireworks in the city.

All fireworks — including so-called “safe-and-sane” ones — are banned within the incorporated area of Fairfield and rural, unincorporated portions of Solano County (safe-and-sane fireworks are legal in nearby Suisun City).

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