4th: City designates ball park as zone for personal fireworks

The Moab City Council voted on Tuesday, June 25, to renew its ban on fireworks on public property and certain other locations in the city, with the exception of the baseball fields on Center Street. Residents are now allowed to use state-legal fireworks at the baseball fields.

The ban prohibits the use of fireworks within 200 feet of Pack Creek and Mill Creek due to increased fire hazards in those vicinities. The city decided to permit fireworks at the ballpark as a way of giving residents a common area for celebrating Independence Day with small pyrotechnics.

The State of Utah bans certain types of fireworks, particularly those that shoot more than six feet in the air and other projectile-like fireworks. For more information on that, see page B6.