June 4, 2020
Zion Park District Hopes to Postpone Fireworks Display, As Fourth of July Festivities Are Cancelled
Fourth of July festivities have been a tradition in Shiloh Park for many decades. Family and friends bring their blankets, chairs, and picnics to celebrate together as they listen to music and enjoy the fireworks at dusk, which are co-sponsored by the City of Zion and the Zion Park District.
Unfortunately, these unprecedented times are challenging our traditions for the greater good of keeping our community safe. The coronavirus pandemic has altered how we celebrate major events and holidays, Fourth of July is no exception. Even if our region is permitted to enter Phase 4, the ‘Revitalization’ phase in the Restore Illinois Plan, only gatherings of 50 people or fewer are advised and social distancing with face coverings remains in effect. After much discussion, the City of Zion and the Zion Park District have come to an agreement to cancel Fourth of July festivities with hopes to display the fireworks at a later date to be determined.
The Zion Park District continues to work closely with local, state and federal agencies to monitor the rapidly moving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. As always, the health and safety of our community and our staff is our top priority. We thank you for your understanding!
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