Detroit Evening Report: Detroit officials will limit downtown Ford Fireworks viewing areas

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Fireworks light the sky of downtown Detroit.

Detroit is limiting where people can watch Monday night’s fireworks display.

The city is closing the Riverwalk and 10 additional waterfront viewing points, including:

  • RiverWalk in its entirety including Milliken State Park/Harbor
  • AB Ford Park, 100 Lenox
  • Gabriel Richard Park, 7130 E. Jefferson
  • Mariner Park, 14700 Riverside Blvd.
  • Lakewood East, 14578 Riverfront Blvd.
  • Erma Henderson Park, 8800 E. Jefferson Ave.
  • Owens Park, 8430 E. Jefferson Ave.
  • Stockton Park, 9250 Dwight
  • Maheras-Gentry Park, 12550 Avondale
  • Elliott Park, 110 Mt. Elliott
  • Riverside Park

Tony Michaels, president and CEO of the Parade Company, says people won’t be able to watch the fireworks from the Belle Isle Bridge but the island will remain open.

“The first 3,000 cars beginning at two o’clock can go on to the island,” Michaels says. “Once they have 3000 cars, then people can only walk across the bridge to get to Belle Isle.”

The public can also view the fireworks from Spirit of Detroit and Hart Plazas. People entering these areas will be screened for weapons.

Read: Cities like Detroit turn to new weapons detection tech to try to prevent gun violence

The 65th edition of the Detroit fireworks is scheduled to begin at 10:06 p.m.

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WDET reporter Laura Herberg contributed to this story.

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.