Taunton Police provide important information ahead of summer celebration at Hopewell Park
TAUNTON – Chief Edward J. Walsh and the Taunton Police Department would like to provide important information on the town of Taunton’s summer celebration at Hopewell Park this Friday.
On Friday, August 27, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mayor Shauna O’Connell, the mayor’s noble cause and the Parks and Recreation Department will host the Town of Taunton’s annual summer celebration at Hopewell Park.
The town of Taunton’s summer celebration will feature a K-9 presentation, sack races, games and more. GQ and The Lady will perform live from 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
Residents should note that the fireworks display is sanctioned and approved by the City of Taunton and will last approximately 30 minutes. The area around the launch site will be restricted to ensure personal safety. Pedestrians and vehicles will not have access to this area.
Chief Walsh respectfully asks residents NOT dial 9-1-1 to report complaints about noise or fireworks related to the city event, as it is imperative that the 9-1-1 lines remain open for true emergencies.
“Like many of our residents, we look forward to everyone in town coming together to celebrate the end of summer,” said Chief Walsh. “During this event we tend to see an increase in the number of visitors so we ask everyone to follow the proper parking and traffic rules in the Hopewell and Hamilton area so that the event can go ahead. unwind as easily as possible. “
To address traffic issues, GATRA will provide a free shuttle service throughout the event. The shuttle will pick you up from the Pleasant Street lot, next to the Taunton Public Library, and Court Street, with a return to Hopewell Park.
During the Summer Celebration event, the Taunton Police Department reminds residents to be aware of these key safety tips:
- Do not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Watch out for pedestrians
- Only attend organized and authorized fireworks
- Report illegal fires to the police
- Remember: alcohol / drugs and fireworks don’t mix
- Keep animals indoors
- Properly secure all outdoor animals
Participants are also informed that Taunton police officers will be stationed in the area. If anyone needs assistance from the Taunton Police Department, please do not hesitate to contact one of these officers as they will be more than willing to assist you.
The Taunton Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy summer party!