The Fourth of July is quickly approaching! Pack up the kids, neighbors and friends and make plans to witness one of the finest firework displays in the Valley at Lake Pleasant Regional Park on Monday, July 3rd! Better yet, make it a memorable day by adding activities such as boating, a refreshing dip in the lake or a picnic under a shaded ramada to your schedule.
Later in the day, you can pick out a piece of prime real estate along the shoreline to view the one-of-a-kind lakeside fireworks display which will leave you utterly speechless. When the sun goes down, the fireworks go up! Shortly after 9 p.m., fireworks will be launched from Vista Point, near Pleasant Harbor Marina. Fireworks can be seen from most areas in the park.
The Discovery Center, at the end of South Park Road & Overlook Road, will be open with extended hours, all the way through the fireworks. So come on up and watch the fireworks from the comfort of air-conditioning! We will have chairs set up inside with great views of the fireworks. You can also set up your chairs outside on the "skybox" balcony or on the sidewalk, and watch the fireworks. Call the Lake Pleasant Discovery Center 928-501-1700, if you need directions.
If the sun and fun zap your energy levels, don’t worry about driving home. Simply bring your tent, set-up camp early in the day and make a night of it. For a nominal fee, you and your family will get a big bang for your buck and the display is like no other in the area.
Please note that the water levels at Lake Pleasant Regional Park are unusually high this year. Due to high water levels, shoreline access may be limited for primitive camping and day-use entry. To avoid potential delays, it is recommended you arrive early for the holiday weekend. On holidays or busy weekends, the park may experience temporary or longer term closures at the entry stations. These temporary closures only impact traffic on the west side of the lake.
Lake Pleasant Regional Park is located at 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road. Take Junction I-17 north to the Carefree Highway (AZ 74) then head west to Castle Hot Springs Road (Milepost 19) where you’ll turn north. The park entrance is located on the east side of the road.
This year’s firework display courtesy of: Pleasant Harbor Marina; Maricopa Water District; Swengel-Robbins; UMB; Riley Carlock & Applewhite; George Cairo Engineering, Inc.; The Home Depot, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties; Arizona Public Service (APS); Go Paddle AZ.com; BOATS4RENT Boat Rentals of America, Brown and Caldwell; Land Advisors Organization; Gammage & Burnham Attorneys at Law; Epcor Water; Maricopa County; and City of Peoria.
For additional information, phone (928) 501-1710 or visit the Maricopa County Park and Recreation Department’s website at www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/lake-pleasant-regional-park/park-activities/fourth-of-july/.