Wareham Police announce parking restrictions for 4th of July

Jun 27, 2017

The Wareham Police Department will close streets leading into Onset Center for the annual fireworks display, which will be held on Saturday, July 1. The rain date for this event is Saturday, July 8. The schedule is as follows:

  • The Onset Pier will be closed at 5 p.m. and reserved for handicapped parking. Limited handicapped parking is also available in the designated area on the bluffs above the bandshell.
  • Onset center will be closed to through traffic at 6 p.m. Only residents with proper identification and/or handicapped access will be allowed inside the Onset Center area.
  • Onset center will be closed to all vehicular traffic at 7 p.m., including handicapped access.

As has occurred during past fireworks events, every effort will be made to cause minimal inconvenience to residents of the area while traffic safety measures are conducted.

Police remind residents that it is illegal for private citizens to possess or sell fireworks in Massachusetts, or to purchase them elsewhere and transport them into the state. Fireworks will be confiscated and individuals will be criminally charged accordingly.

Comments (6)
Posted by: OnsetJimmy | Jun 29, 2017 10:07

Time to put the lawn chairs on the street in my neighborhood near the East River so I'll have a place to park.  The town needs to expand the permit parking to all of Onset or abandon it completely.  "Guests" of Onset who come for the day don't want to pay to park so they infiltrate our neighborhood every summer.  A bit odd that we as "seasonal" homeowners who pay taxes and don't use many town services don't have a voice at town meeting.



Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jun 29, 2017 13:39

Its bad enough that access to our public roads is being sold for profit by our Selectman. Now the free sites are being hoarded by the rest of Onset. I suggest that you don't use good chairs there Jimmy Boy, I would hate to run over something you really liked. Enjoy the fireworks. 



Posted by: cranky pants | Jun 29, 2017 20:16

Lmao, there goes the neighborhood..



Posted by: WWreader | Jul 01, 2017 05:24

Jimmy you can have a voice at town meeting. In all my years of attending the body has never denied a seasonal resident a chance to speak on a specific article. Parking issues are not voted on at town meeting. Anyone can speak during citizens participation at Selectmens meetings or road commissioners meetings where parking issues are handled. Everyone was up in arms with no fireworks last year. Now they are back.  These parking restrictions on the day of fireworks is nothing new. Get over it.



Posted by: WWreader | Jul 01, 2017 05:24

Jimmy you can have a voice at town meeting. In all my years of attending the body has never denied a seasonal resident a chance to speak on a specific article. Parking issues are not voted on at town meeting. Anyone can speak during citizens participation at Selectmens meetings or road commissioners meetings where parking issues are handled. Everyone was up in arms with no fireworks last year. Now they are back.  These parking restrictions on the day of fireworks is nothing new. Get over it.



Posted by: OnsetJimmy | Jul 04, 2017 09:34

I was not speaking specifically to Fourth of July. The parking issues in our neighborhood last all summer as people do not want to pay to park  so they invade our streets and lug their gear up to the main beach.  If the town extended the resident permit parking to our area the problem would be solved



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