Cedar Park roads, office closings for July 4

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The City of Cedar Park is preparing for its annual Fourth of July Parade and Celebration to take place on Tuesday, July 4.

Parade details

(10 a.m.) The City of Cedar Park will host its Fourth Annual Fourth of July Parade on Tuesday, July 4, at 10 a.m. The parade will feature more than 140 walkers, including scouting troops, youth groups, local businesses, and musical performance groups, along with more than 50 vehicles including Police, Fire and military vehicles and classic cars. The parade begins at Cedar Park Center and travels south on Discovery Boulevard, and then west on Main Street to the Recreation Center. Parade spectators should park at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park (2100 Avenue of the Stars) or Cedar Park Recreation Center (1435 Main Street) and are encouraged to bring comfortable seating. The City of Cedar Park thanks the residents of Cedar Park Town Center for their hospitality. (See included map.)

Celebration details (4 p.m.-10 p.m.)

Later in the day, the City of Cedar Park will host its annual Fourth of July Celebration at Elizabeth Milburn Park, located at 1901 Sun Chase Boulevard. The pool will be open from 1 to 8 p.m., and daily pool rates will apply. The free celebration in the park will begin at 4 p.m. and will feature bingo, a washer tournament, bounce houses and free watermelon. There will be live music throughout the celebration. The Posting of Colors and the National Anthem will take place at 8 p.m. The professional fireworks display begins at around 9:15 p.m. and will be followed by the “After Glow” Dance. Fees apply for food concessions, face painting, carnival games, hamster balls, super slide, quad jump, Races2u, spinner ride, and rock wall.

After the Celebration

New this year, the City of Cedar Park is closing Cypress Creek Road between Sun Chase Boulevard and El Salido Parkway from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Traffic exiting Milburn Park and vehicles parked east of Milburn Park must move in an east or south direction; vehicles west of Milburn Park must travel in a west, north or south direction. (See included map.) The purpose of this closure is to streamline and better manage the egress from this year’s Celebration. All drivers are asked to please follow directions of Cedar Park Police Officers who will be stationed at various intersections in the area.

Offices, facilities closures

City Hall and Public Works offices, along with the Cedar Park Recreation Center and Cedar Park Public Library, will be closed all day on Tuesday, July 4 and will re-open on Wednesday, July 5 at their regular posted hours. Trash and recycling service will remain on schedule for the entire week.

Fireworks illegal inside and outside of City limits

The City of Cedar Park reminds everyone that fireworks are illegal both inside the City limits and within 5,000 feet (just under a mile) of City limits. The punishment for illegally possessing fireworks is up to 180 days in jail and/or a $2,000 fine. Firefighters and Police will be patrolling areas both inside and outside of Cedar Park for illegal fireworks. 

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