The City of Hazelwood has chosen ARC Pyrotechnics to produce the Fourth of July pyromusical show for 2019. This year’s spectacular fireworks show is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, in White Birch Park at 1186 Teson Road. Starting time is around 9:15 pm.
The City of Hazelwood is paying ARC Pyrotechnics $24,000 to provide its annual fireworks show. ARC plans to launch 5,714 rocket shells during its program. Of this amount, 1,118 will be large shells. Here is a breakdown of the shell totals: 440 – 4″ size shells; 582 – 3″ size shells, and 96 – 2.5″ size shells. They will be choreographed to a patriotic soundtrack and scripted to match the temp during a 20-minute program.
“Hazelwood’s annual Fourth of July fireworks are one of the most anticipated and attended events in our
community,” said Doug Littlefield, Hazelwood’s Superintendent of the Parks & Recreation Division. “We chose ARC to do our pyromusical events because they are among the best at what they do. They use an assortment of firework effects that maximize people’s visual enjoyment and use a state-of
-the-art computer controlled firing system to precisely sync their rockets to the patriotic music.”
As in the past, there is no public parking at White Birch Park, with the exception of a limited number of disabled accessible spots. Other parking areas include the following: Armstrong Elementary School; Hazelwood West High School; Howdershell Park; and the Knights of Columbus. Shuttle buses will be running back and forth between the park and Armstrong as well as Hazelwood West, starting at 7 pm. Those who park their vehicles at Howdershell Park and Knights of Columbus can walk to the fireworks site.
To ensure the walking safety of local residents, the City of Hazelwood will be restricting parking on streets which surround White Birch Park. This will allow for safe arrival and departure of pedestrians from the park. The following streets will have signs posted saying, “NO PARKING FROM 6 PM TO 11 PM,” on July 4th: Altavia Dr.; Chula Dr.; Monte Dr.; Christina Marie Lane; Christine Marie Court; Woodcrest Lane; Nathaniel Court; Amanda Lynn Dr.; Freeland, Dr.; and Teson Road.
In the event rain postpones the fireworks display on July 4th, plans are to reschedule for July 5th. For more information, call the Hazelwood Parks & Recreation Office at (314) 731-0980.