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July 4th at the Marina – Bring lawn chairs – bring your American Flags

July 4th at the Marina – Bring lawn chairs – bring your American Flags

Tomorrow, this year’s SVCA July 4th begins at 4 PM with a Member’s only (free) BBQ and ice cream social held on the Marina Tennis Court.  From the 4 PM start time until 8 PM, members can try their hands at a Corn Hole & Horse Shoe contests with prizes.  Face painting for all ages. Disc Golf will be set up offering members the opportunity to try their hand at a great sport.  Find your center by working your way through a meditative labyrinth.  For adult refreshments, El Agave will be set up with a beer garden and will also be selling BBQ.

To keep us all entertained, we will have a Monolith 5 Climber Rock Climbing Wall staffed with operators to help children of all ages to gear up and safely climb to the top.  Challenge your friends, this allows 5 climbers at a time to race to the top.  There is a one-time $2.00 fee for seniors and children 12 and under and a $5.00 fee for all others.  With 5 stations, this unit can handle 100 people an hour.

At 8:00 pm we will transition to hosting a fireworks area at the Marina park where members can discharge their own legal fireworks until 11:00 pm.

There will be some significant changes this year from past events for reasons of everyone’s safety.

  • No alcohol will be allowed at the Marina Park after 8 PM.
  • Non-residents will be charged $5.00 admission.
  • Safety will be enforced; unsafe behavior will be grounds for being requested to leave the park.
  • A Deputy Sherriff will be in attendance for the duration of the event as will additional Security staff.
  • Volunteers will monitor and control entry points to have members/ guests enter through one location.
  • The Spit will be off limits to fireworks.
  • The Fire Marshal and trained staff will inspect all fireworks at entrance; non-legal fireworks denied access.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; group entrances will not be allowed.

Update on Huckleberry Park

The gravel installation at Huckleberry Park is 50% done. Next Monday staff will continue gravel work, then install the remaining boarder section and complete tie in work from the grass to the boarder edge.   The gravel area was expanded to meet safety requirements, deepened to allow softer landings, and a fabric mat installed to prevent grasses from coming up through the gravel.  Staff have also decided to expand the walk path up to the park for ease of strollers

Ready for mom’s and tykes next week.