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Reminder: Fireworks not allowed in Oklahoma City parks

Darla Shelden Story by on July 3, 2015 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


Staff Report

As families gather to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in Oklahoma City parks, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department wants to remind citizens of one simple message: fireworks are prohibited.

“They’re illegal in City limits,” said Parks & Recreation Director Doug Kupper.

“While we want all of our citizens and park users to enjoy the holiday festivities,” Kupper said, “we also want them to understand that all fireworks, even hand-held fireworks such as sparklers, are a hazard to our park properties and to other park users.”

Per City ordinance, the selling buying, possessing, manufacturing or using fireworks in Oklahoma City is illegal without a permit. Neither the Parks & Recreation Department nor City of Oklahoma City sells permits for fireworks for personal or non-professional use.

“There are many wonderful professional fireworks displays across the Oklahoma City metro,” said Kupper.  “We encourage anyone who wants to see fireworks to visit one of these professional shows.”

The Parks & Recreation Department operates and maintains 155 parks across Oklahoma City.

For more information about the Parks & Recreation Department, call 405-297-3882 or visit

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