Fireworks not allowed in the city of Menlo Park; view fireworks at Port of Redwood City
The Menlo Park Police Department reminds local residents and visitors that all forms of fireworks and gunfire are strictly prohibited in Menlo Park. This includes “safe & sane” fireworks as the potential for fires is extremely high due to hotter temperatures and dryness of grass and brush. It only takes one spark to start a fire, which can cause tremendous damage.
Police will respond quickly to reports of unlawful use and/or possession of fireworks and firearms. Anyone found using or in possession of fireworks or discharging a firearm are subject to citations and/or arrest. Residents can report the use of fireworks and firearms by calling the police non-emergency number at 650-330-6300. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
The closest place to see fireworks live is the Port of Redwood City, which will start at about 9:30 pm. The fireworks can be seen from areas where there is a clear view of the skies above the Port, and can also be seen from high points all over the Peninsula.
Arrive early if heading to the Port. In 2015, there will be a public viewing area along the waterfront off of Seaport Court. Once all of the very limited public parking spaces are filled, Seaport Boulevard will be closed to all vehicle traffic at the intersection of Seaport/Blomquist. Once the intersection has been closed, vehicle access to the Port area will be unavailable.