For the safety of everyone attending the annual Delta Township fireworks display on Sunday, July 3, the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office and Delta Township have taken steps to increase security and reduce the potential for injury inside Sharp Park before, during and after the event.
One of those steps is a required parking permit (one per licensed driver), including handicapped parking, to enter the park for the fireworks. The free parking permits can be obtained starting Monday, June 27 at the Delta Township Parks and Recreation Department at 7710 West Saginaw Highway.
The limited number of parking passes will be issued on a first come, first served basis. During the day on July 3, Sharp Park will be closed to motor vehicles. Starting at 5 p.m. limited parking will be available in the park with a permit.
There will be two entrances into the park. The main entrance from Elmwood Road will be open to pedestrians and vehicles holding the parking permit. The second will be at the East/West Pathway entry at the west end of the park and is open to pedestrians or bicyclists.
Fireworks, missile-like objects, weapons or firearms that are not permitted by law are prohibited in Sharp Park and those entering the park are subject to a visual inspection of their person, parcels, bags, containers, and clothing capable of carrying such items. Visitors may refuse the inspection; if so, they will be refused entry into the park.