Park and View July 4th

Loveland and Symmes Township, Ohio – The City of Loveland issued a press release on June 3rd announcing a collaboration on Independence Day celebrations with Symmes Township.

The release said that Loveland’s share of the fireworks would be set off at Boike Park at Loveland High School.

Loveland Magazine just learned that Loveland’s fireworks will instead be launched from a location inside Phillips Park.

After a reader noticed the discrepancy on a map we shared this morning from the City’s FaceBook page we asked about it.

Assistant to the City Manager, Misty Brents just told Loveland Magazine, “Rozzi decided Phillips would be the better location.”

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Loveland’s and Symmes Township’s annual Independence Day celebrations have been canceled for this year. City Manager David Kennedy said in a press release on July 3 that the decision was made “out of health concerns for our residents and is consistent with public health concerns over holding large attendance events.”

The City and Township will hold two simultaneous, “park and watch” fireworks shows on Saturday, July 4.

Symmes Township Administrator, Kimberly Lapensee said in a press release, “Symmes Township is so excited to partner with the City of Loveland to celebrate the 4th of July while keeping our community safe.”

Fireworks will be set off at Phillips Park and Symmes Park on Lebanon Road on Saturday, July 4 at a time that has not yet been announced.

It is being recommended that residents who live near the parks are asked to stay at home to enjoy the show. Others are encouraged to watch from their cars “remaining socially distant” at parking locations to be announced.

Both the City and the Township say that no festivals are scheduled at this time.