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PLAN YOUR 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT A KANSAS STATE PARK

PLAN YOUR 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT A KANSAS STATE PARK

June 26, 2014

Kansas state parks offer a fun and safe way to spend the holiday weekend

PRATT– It’s time to celebrate all things red, white, and blue and doing so at a Kansas state park won’t cost you a lot of green. Visiting a Kansas state park is a fun and affordable way to enjoy the 4th of July holiday. Simply grab a blanket, pack some food, and stake out your patriotic headquarters at any one of Kansas’ 26 state parks.

To help you plan your ideal holiday weekend, keep the following in mind:

STATE PARKS THAT ALLOW PERSONAL FIREWORKS:

Elk City State Park: July 3-4, 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Designated area only.

STATE PARKS THATDO NOTALLOW PERSONAL FIREWORKS:

Cedar Bluff, Cheney, Clinton, Crawford, Cross Timbers, El Dorado, Glen Elder, Hillsdale, Kanopolis, Lake Scott, Lovewell, Meade, Milford, Perry, Pomona, Prairie Spirit Trail, Tuttle Creek, Webster, and Wilson.

KANSAS STATE PARK 4th of July HOLIDAY Events:

7/2/14

Annual 4th of July Celebration, cookout at 4 p.m., live band at 5:30 p.m., and fireworks display at dusk– Crawford State Park

7/4/14

Lighthouse Bay Marina Boat Parade at 4 p.m., live band at 7 p.m., and fireworks display at dusk­ –Pomona State Park

Annual Parade at Bluestem Point, 1st Annual John Rodgers Memorial Chili Cook-off, and City of El Dorado fireworks display at dusk­– El Dorado State Park

5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m.– Prairie Dog State Park

Ninnescah Sailing Association Colossus Cup Regatta at 12 p.m.- Cheney State Park

Toronto Days– Cross Timbers State Parkand the City of Toronto

7/5/13

Redneck Regatta Boat Race at 3 p.m.­– Jayhawk Marina, Hillsdale State Park

Kanopolis Tower Harbor Marina fireworks display at dusk– Kanopolis State Park

Waconda Lake Fireworks display at dusk– Glen Elder State Park

Poker Run 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.– Otoe Area/Yucca Shelter, Wilson State Park

Live band 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.- Marina Shelter (East Boat Ramp), Cheney State Park

Live band and fireworks display– Tuttle Creek State Park

Fireworks display at dusk– Toronto Point, Cross Timbers State Park

Toronto Days– Cross Timbers State Parkand the City of Toronto

7/6/13

Toronto Days– Cross Timbers State Park and the City of Toronto

For more information on state park events, contact the respective state park office, or visit ksoutdoors.com and click “State Parks/Event Calendar.”

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