Brier City Council votes to ban fireworks in city parks

photo 1City of Brier officials hope a new city ordinance will keep their parks safer and cleaner during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

Although fireworks are not banned in the city limits, the Brier City Council recently made it illegal to bring fireworks into any city park.

“With some of our neighboring cities outlawing all fireworks, we in Brier have been experiencing a larger number of other city’s residents coming to Brier parks to light off fireworks,” said Brier Mayor Bob Colinas. “We have been experiencing larger numbers each year.”

“We feel it had become a danger to park visitors,” Colinas continued, “and the clean up the next day was overwhelming.”

Colinas added that all City of Brier parks close for all activity at dusk.

Brier, and unincorporated Snohomish County, allows the discharge of fireworks on July 4 only from 9 a.m. to midnight. Neighboring cities Bothell and Lynnwood allow fireworks on July 4 only from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fireworks are banned in Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Lake Forest Park.

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