Darien’s fireworks display on Saturday night is expected to be crowded, as usual, so police are again issuing a statement about traffic regulations at Darien High School for that night.
You can still get permits to park your car on the high school campus. Go to the First Selectman’s Office in Town Hall, the earlier the better. Town Hall closes at 4:30 p.m., but try not to get there at the last minute.
If you don’t have a parking pass, you can still go to the fireworks, but you’ll have to park on streets or parking lots where parking is permitted.
Here’s the Darien police traffic and parking advisory:
The Darien Police Department will enforce traffic regulations and monitor security for the town’s fireworks display on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Darien High School (DHS).
To park on DHS campus grounds, a parking pass is required. Passes must be visible on the vehicle’s dashboard and they can be obtained from Monday, June 25 through Friday, July 6, ONLY in the First Selectman’s Office (Room 202 [on the second floor]). Parking passes will not be sold at the event. All foot traffic and off-campus parking is free.
All PAID parking traffic will enter DHS campus from Noroton Avenue.
The main entrance will open at 6:30 P.M.
A handicap permit is required to park in the limited handicap parking spaces available.
Guests are urged to allow sufficient time to walk to the display areas to alleviate anticipated traffic problems.
Due to the large number of vehicles expected, parking regulations and designated tow away zones will be strictly enforced. Vehicles in hazardous locations, impeding traffic flow, or are blocking driveways will be towed.
When parking capacity has been reached, Noroton Avenue extension will be closed to vehicular traffic.
No parking will be allowed on Noroton Avenue. Parking is permitted on the south side of the public portion of Holly Lane and the west side of Libby Lane.
Parking lots [with free parking] are available at Middlesex Middle School and McGuane Field.
No alcoholic beverages are allowed on school property. As a safety precaution, all bags, backpacks and coolers will be subject to inspection.
Parents are reminded that they will not be allowed onto DHS campus grounds to pick up their children until after the roads are clear.
For the safety of all spectators, light colored clothing should be worn and if possible, spectators should carry a flashlight or a chemical light.
An emergency services command post will be located in the parking lot near the football field entrance.