“Please respect our neighbors’ rights and the rule of law regarding the use of fireworks on and around the 4th of July,” said a statement from Grand County where private fireworks have largely been banned.
The City of Moab has prohibited fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet off the ground within city limits. And, all fireworks are prohibited within city parks (except Center Street ball fields), parkways, public trails, pedestrian paths, or over or within 200 feet of Pack Creek or Mill Creek within city limits, said county officials in a public service announcement sent out last week.
Additionally, all fireworks are prohibited within unincorporated boundaries of Grand County, including on Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, state and private lands.
The City of Moab has granted an exemption for Grand County to run a fireworks display to be held near dark on July 4. The display venue will be near the communications towers off Sand Flats Road and adjacent to Lionsback.
In the past, illegal fireworks have been discharged without respect to laws and with disregard to other citizens’ rights, safety, and welfare, officials said. “Please adhere to the restrictions to ensure the safety and well-being of all community members,” they said.