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July Fourth is on the way, and the Ford Fireworks take place in Detroit on Monday night (June 27). I used to hate fireworks as a kid because of the noise, so I actually enjoy them more now!

The City of Detroit has announced closures due to the Ford Fireworks. The closures also include some parks. Read on for the full list!

  • These locations will be closed, according to the city:

    RiverWalk in its entirety
    A.B Ford Park, 100 Lenox
    Mariner Park, 14700 Riverside Blvd.
    Lakewood East, 14578 Riverfront Blvd.
    Erma Henderson Park, 8800 E. Jefferson Ave.
    Owens Park, 8430 E. Jefferson Ave.
    Stockton Park, 9250 Dwight
    Maheras-Gentry Park, 12550 Avondale
    Mt. Elliott Park, 110 Mt. Elliott
    Riverside Park

  • More closures:

    The following traffic changes will go into effect at 6 p.m. on June 27:

    No northbound or southbound traffic will be allowed on Woodward Avenue beginning at Park and Witherell. Motorists may cross Woodward at John R/Clifford, Grand River, and State/Gratiot.
    All streets south of Fort and west of Woodward will be closed.
    All streets south of Congress and east of Woodward will be closed.
    Beginning at 6 p.m., freeways will begin to close. **
    ** The Detroit Police Department reserves the right to request closure of the freeways and surfaces streets earlier or later, depending on the volume of vehicle traffic.

  • These are the best locations to watch the fireworks, according to the City of Detroit:

    Hart Plaza
    Belle Isle (viewing from the MacArthur Bridge will not be permitted)
    Spirit Plaza

    To view the fireworks, both Hart Plaza and Spirit Plaza will be open to the general public, but pedestrian set-ups and/or gatherings will not be allowed before 2 p.m. on June 27. Both plazas will be open until capacity is reached.

  • These items will not be allowed at Hart Plaza and Spirit Plaza:

    No tents, alcohol, drones, pets, or contraband (weapons, knives, etc.) will be allowed.
    Flames or fires are prohibited, and cooking is prohibited.
    Fireworks are not allowed.

  • Belle Isle

    Staring at 2 p.m., Belle Isle will open to vehicular traffic. Motorists will need the Recreation Passport to enter the island. The passport may be purchased at the entrance for $12. The passport is $9 for out-of-state and international visitors for the day.

  • Belle Isle Park rules:

    Alcohol consumption is prohibited on the island.
    No tents and canopies allowed.
    RV parking will be on the paddock area near the Casino.
    Consumer fireworks are prohibited on the island.

  • Parking

    MPD will offer parking at these City-owned garages.

    Ford Underground Garage 6 a.m. – 1 a.m. $10
    30 E. Jefferson

    Eastern Market Garage 6 a.m. – Midnight $10
    2727 Riopelle Street

    Fireworks viewing from any parking facility and tailgating are prohibited. For more information, call (313) 221-2500 or go online to detroitmi.gov/parking [lnks.gd].

  • Detroit People Mover

    The Detroit People Mover (DPM) will operate from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. People Mover service is free, with stops at the following stations only: Michigan, Huntington Place (until 2 p.m. on June 27), West Riverfront, Financial District, Millender Center (until 2 p.m. on June 27), Bricktown, Greektown, Broadway and Grand Circus Park. DPM trains will bypass Huntington Place (formerly Cobo) and Millender Center stations after 2 p.m.

    For more information, go online to www.thepeoplemover.com or call (313) 224-2160.