Entertainment & Fireworks Display Cancelled
Open on July 4, 2020
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- Swanson Pool from 8am-2pm with Reservations Required
- River View Miniature Golf Course from 11am-7pm (no pedal boat or kayak rentals)
- Paddlewheel Riverboat Public Cruises: 1:30pm, 2:45pm & 4pm
- Pottawatomie Golf Course from 6am-6:30pm
- Note: Pottawatomie Community Center will be closed all day.
- Be Smart. STAND APART: Practice physical distancing regulations of 6ft.
- Practice good hygiene. Sanitize hands appropriately. Face coverings are encouraged.
- Follow carry in/carry out Leave No Trace trash etiquette.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well.
- Alcoholic beverages and fireworks, including sparklers, are prohibited in Pottawatomie Park.
- Come early, parking is limited.
- For emergency assistance, go to Mini Golf or Swanson Pool.
Like all other holidays these past few months, COVID-19 restrictions have altered the ability to safely celebrate in the traditional sense. Fourth of July is no exception. Even if St. Charles is permitted to enter into Phase 4 of the governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, only gatherings of 50 people or fewer are advised in addition to social distancing requirements.
“It is important to take all necessary precautions to safeguard the health of our staff, volunteers and residents,” said Park Board President Jim Cooke.
After much discussion, the St. Charles Park District has decided to cancel this year’s Fourth of July entertainment, food sales, vendors and fireworks display.
“Unfortunately, these unprecedented times are challenging our traditions for the greater good of keeping our community safe,” added Cooke.
Families and friends alike have been attending the fireworks at Pottawatomie Park or locations throughout St. Charles for decades as part of their holiday tradition. The Fourth of July holiday embodies so much of what America represents: family, friends, patriotism, good food and more. It is a celebration that fills us with the nostalgia of summer.
“We look forward to the return of the community celebration of Independence Day at Pottawatomie Park for the summer of 2021,” said Cooke.