City of Salina: Playground and equipment now available for use; fireworks safety and regulations

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SALINA, Kan. (KSNW) – The City of Salina announced Tuesday that per alignment with the Saline County Health Officer’s order which makes Phase 2 of the Ad Astra Reopening Plan a local order — City of Salina playgrounds and equipment are now available for use. However, picnic shelters will remain closed until further notice.

City of Salina stated playgrounds and picnic shelters affected include: Bill Burke Park, Centennial Park, Country Club Park, East Crawford Recreation Area, Gleniffer Hill Park, Hawthorne Park, Indian Rock Park, Jerry Ivey Park, Kennedy Park, Kenwood Park, Lakewood Park, Meadowlark Park, Oakdale Park, Oxbow Park, Pacific Park, Parker Park, Phillips Park, Riverside Park, Magnolia Soccer Complex, Schilling Park, Steve Hawley Park, Sunset Park, Thomas Park, and Woodland Park.

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The City of Salina stated as the Fourth of July approaches, they would like to remind residents
about the regulations of fireworks within city limits, and provide safety tips.

When fireworks can be used
Individuals may discharge fireworks on July 3 and July 4 from 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Possible consequences for igniting/discharging fireworks outside of these times
Fireworks may be confiscated, and citations (misdemeanor, class c violation) with
fines up to $500 may be issued.

Allowable fireworks
Only the personal use of small firework devices classified as “consumer
fireworks” by the U.S. Department of Transportation is allowed. M-80 firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets, and sky lanterns are prohibited in Salina.

Illegal places to ignite/discharge fireworks

  • While on streets, sidewalks, parks, and other public property
  • While on private property without the express written consent of the property owner
  • Into, under, or from a car or vehicle, whether moving or standing still
  • Within 100 feet of any hospital, sanitarium, nursing home, or assisted living facility
  • Within 300 feet of any fireworks stand
  • Fireworks may not be thrown at people, bicycles, vehicles, or buildings
  • Fireworks may not impact another property, either directly or from residue or litter

Who may not buy or use fireworks
It is unlawful for a minor (under 18 years of age) to possess and use fireworks unless
under the direct supervision of an adult.

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