HOOD RIVER, OR – The 4th of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Tuesday, July 3 when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River. Parking will be free on the 4th on all of the newly metered Port-owned streets, but parking permits are still required for Event Site parking.
The following areas will be closed or have limited access:
The Spit: The Port will close the Spit area at noon on Tuesday, July 3 until noon on Thursday, July 5.
Event Site Access to Sandbar: Access to the Sandbar from the Event Site will be closed at 7PM on July 4 to everyone due to the fireworks. Kiteboard launching and landing from the Event Site grass is prohibited.
Marina Beach and Marina Park: The sandy area of the Marina Beach will be closed at 7PM on July 4. Once the Marina Park parking areas are full, “Closed” signs will be posted at the entrance and additional vehicles will not be allowed into Marina Park.
Fireworks of any kind are prohibited on all Port properties, including the Marina and Waterfront areas. This policy is strictly enforced. People planning on watching the fireworks from the Marina and the Waterfront are reminded that the show’s conclusion usually brings very heavy traffic congestion and there will be significant delays in exiting the area. The Port urges patience and cooperation to help ease the pressure created by the large number of vehicles attempting to exit the area at the same time. Dark conditions and heavy pedestrian traffic during this time make it all the more important to use caution and take your time driving in the area.
For more information, contact the Port of Hood River at (541) 386-1645 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.