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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Saturday July 1st, 2017 :: 01:06 p.m. PDT


What You Need to Know This 4th of July

The San Mateo Police Department, in partnership with the San Mateo Fire Department and San Mateo Parks and Recreation, would like to wish all of you and your family a safe and fun 4th of July!  The 4th of July is an important day of remembrance, celebrating our freedom, and also a great time to say thank you to our armed forces and their families for the sacrifices they’ve made. 
We would like to remind our community that fireworks are illegal in the City of San Mateo, including “Safe and Sane” fireworks, and there will be ZERO TOLERANCE.  We understand fireworks are colorful and fun when they go boom, but it is not worth the hefty $1,000 citation, injury, or fire hazard!  SMPD will issue citations to ALL parties found in possession of illegal fireworks.  As a legal alternative, Foster City and Redwood City both have wonderful firework shows.  For information please click the links below.  (Leo Ryan Park 9AM- 9:45PM) (2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City 7AM-10PM)
The Parks and Recreation Department want to inform everyone that Seal Point Park, Ryder Park, and Parkside Aquatic will be closed and barricaded at 6 PM.  These parks will be patrolled by Park Rangers, so keep in mind that the same firework laws apply to all city parks.  Your San Mateo Police Officers, Firefighters, and Park Rangers wish you a Happy 4th of July and hope your celebrations are safe and fun! 

San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-522-7700

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