Campus News

PTS Hosts Annual Free July Fourth Fireworks Viewing

LEXINGTON, Ky.  (June 30, 2010)  -- University of Kentucky Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) invites the UK community to its annual fireworks viewing in conjunction with Lexington’s Fourth of July celebration on the top deck of Parking Structure #5 (located on South Limestone, next to Kennedy Book Store).

Any member of the university community possessing a valid UK parking permit may park in the structure free of charge to view the fireworks from the upper deck.

“PTS is pleased to offer this unique opportunity for members of the UK community,” said Don Thornton, director of Parking & Transportation Services. “Parking Structure #5 not only provides a great view in a family-friendly environment, it also offers an alternative to getting caught in downtown traffic.”

Gates to the parking garage will open at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3, and will close a half hour after the conclusion of the fireworks display. The top deck lights will be turned off during the display for enhanced viewing.

Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs, and food and drink are permitted.  Portable restroom facilities and trash receptacles will be provided.

Alcoholic beverages, grills, open fires, and all fireworks (including sparklers) are prohibited. UK Police Department will have officers on hand to enforce these restrictions.