Skyview Lake walking path temporarily closing for Big Bang Boom
NORFOLK, Neb. -- With a big 4th of July celebration coming up in northeast Nebraska, officials are reminding walkers that certain paths will be closed for approximately five days.
Big Bang Boom, Inc., which hosts one of the biggest fireworks shows in the state, issued an alert on Thursday noting that the path at Skyview Lake will be closed from 12:00 p.m. on June 29th until the afternoon of July 3rd.
The closure will be from straight north of Williams Street on the west end of the lake to the curve on the south east end of the lake.
Officials said the closure is being done to prepare for the fireworks show.
There will be signs marking the closure sites and the fenced off area. All foot traffic must stay outside of this marked area, and violators can be ticketed. Media Manager and Show Producer Brian Anderson said the moves are being made to protect everyone from any injury in case of an accident.
Maple Avenue from 18th Street into and along the roadway of the park will have no parking signs posted. Anderson said that is to allow emergency vehicles to enter and exit the park safely. Anderson also noted that city ordinance prohibits the use of alcohol and individual fireworks while in city parks.