City of Dodge City facilities will be closed for the 4th of July holiday on Wednesday.

Public Transportation will not be offering transportation services on Wednesday; regular transportation hours will resume on Thursday, July 5.

The Visitors Center will be open its regular summer hours from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you need information about activities going on in the community over the 4th of July week, visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.visitdodgecity.org.

Sanitation services normally provided on Wednesday will be scheduled for Thursday, July 5. Please have polycarts placed at the curb by 7 a.m.

The CREW recycle center will be closed on Wednesday.

The Civic Center drop-off is available twenty-four hours per day as well as the bins at the recycle center at 716 E. Military.

The Community 4th of July fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

Gates will open at Memorial Stadium at 9 p.m. for anyone wishing to view the fireworks from the stands.

Cleanup of the Community Fireworks fallout is scheduled for Thursday, beginning at 8 a.m.

Volunteers who would like to help can meet in the parking lot of the old swimming pool across from the Civic Center to pick up supplies and participate in the cleanup.

The City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2018 – 11 on Monday, June 4, adding a temporary suspension to Ordinance No. 2838 that bans the discharge of fireworks in the city limits. This amendment will allow for the discharge of fireworks in the city limits July 3, 4, and 5 this year.

Fireworks can be discharged during the hours of 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fireworks cannot be discharged on public property including but not limited to public parks, public recreation areas such as ballfields and soccer fields, any school grounds including school playgrounds and athletic facilities, any public rights-of-way or public parking areas (Civic Center/Memorial Stadium).

The fire department asks that the residents handle fireworks with safety and supervise children. It is illegal to store fireworks in the city limits when the ban is in place so please purchase what you can use in the three days it is allowed. Remember also that all fireworks litter needs to be cleaned up and disposed of properly in your trash can after being safely extinguished.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July.