LOS ANGELES – Today Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and LAPD Topanga Division released new safety guidelines for this year’s Blumenfield 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills. Every year an estimated 60,000 residents descend on the park for a day of music, fun and fireworks. To make sure all those who attend remain safe, new security protocols are being introduced. Similar measures are being put in place by LAPD for all large public events.
“It is my honor to host this celebration, but in today’s climate it is imperative that the City takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of all who attend,” said Blumenfield.
The new security measures include additional barriers, fencing and only five entry points into the park. Attendees and their belongings are subject to inspection before entering the event.
Additionally, the following items are prohibited from entering the event:
- Sharp objects, including kitchen knives
- Weapons, regardless of permit
- Alcoholic beverages or drugs
- Broken factory sealed beverage containers
- Chemical irritants
- Combustible liquids
- Glass bottles
- Open-flame BBQs
- No smoking, including vapes
This level of heightened security is not unique to this event. Security at other events and celebrations around the City are being assessed by organizers and the LAPD.
Fireworks will begin between 8 and 9 pm, and families are encouraged to arrive early to have enough time for security checks.