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FAQs: Know Before You Go

How do I get there? I can’t find Freedom Park on Google Maps.

How do I get there? I can’t find Freedom Park on Google Maps.

Google Maps and some GPSs may label Freedom Park as Medford Park or Tomlinson Park. Freedom Park is at Jones Road and Old Marlton Pike, find directions. The parking within Freedom Park for this event is handicap only. Please drive to an off-site parking location rather than to the park itself, see parking map.

Is Freedom Park handicap accessible?

Is Freedom Park handicap accessible?

Yes. There is handicap (only) parking inside Freedom Park and outside of Freedom Park off of Union Street. Drive up to the park entrance and Medford Police will direct you. Freedom Park itself is primarily grass, however there are paved areas and walkways and wheelchair accessible restrooms. See directions and parking map.

How much does it cost to get into Medford’s fireworks?

How much does it cost to get into Medford’s fireworks?

That’s completely up to you. The 5:00 – 10:00 event is free, however in order to host this event, donations from attendees are strongly recommended and extremely appreciated. Medford Celebrates’ volunteers will be collecting donations in Freedom Park and at their welcome tents. Tents will be located at the main entrance of Freedom Park and on the Gill Road side near the Kid’s Activity Zone. Donations can also be accepted via mobile devices at our make a donation section.

Where can I get event information?

Where can I get event information?

In addition to reading the fireworks event info section, on the day of the event there will be free handouts at the Medford Celebrates welcome tent. Welcome tents will be located at the main entrance of Freedom Park and on the Gill Road side of the Park near the Kid’s Activity Zone.

What should I – and what can I – bring into Freedom Park?

What should I – and what can I – bring into Freedom Park?

Beach chairs, blankets, coolers with non-alcoholic beverages and food are all acceptable. Glass containers are discouraged. We suggest you bring insect repellent – the mosquitoes do come out after dark, and we recommend chairs to sit on instead of blankets since the ground is moist.

What should I NOT bring into Freedom Park?

What should I NOT bring into Freedom Park?

Alcohol, sparklers and other fireworks may not be brought in and are strictly prohibited. This will be enforced by the Medford Police Department. Glass containers are discouraged in Freedom Park.

I heard I need to take my empty recyclables with me after the event.
Is this true?

I heard I need to take my empty recyclables with me after the event.
Is this true?

Freedom Park has just adopted a “carry in / carry out” policy for recyclables. We are strongly encouraging all attendees to be prepared to take their recyclables with them. Also be aware that glass containers are discouraged in Freedom Park. We will have trash and recyclable containers on site, but do expect you to take the recyclables you brought in back with you. (Many people find it easy to just throw the recyclables in their cooler – the same way they were brought in, others bring a trash bag.)

What if the weather is questionable, how will I know if the fireworks
are postponed?

What if the weather is questionable, how will I know if the fireworks
are postponed?

Any event changes and postponements will be found on the homepage EVENT NEWS ticker (near the top of medfordcelebrates.org) by 11:00 am on the day of the event.

Do Medford Township taxpayers pay for the fireworks?

Do Medford Township taxpayers pay for the fireworks?

The fireworks are funded entirely through sponsorships and donations raised by Medford Celebrates Foundation’s volunteer Board of Trustees. Online donations to Medford Celebrates, donations at events; and your patronage of the local businesses that support us, help pay for the fireworks and other major events. We rely on public support and volunteers. Help light up the sky and their faces – get involved!

Can I reserve my viewing spot ahead of time?

Can I reserve my viewing spot ahead of time?

The event officially opens at 5:00pm. You may access the park earlier, but it is strongly discouraged. Crews, sponsors, vendors and other personnel and equipment will be setting up in their areas. We suggest you plan on coming near the 5:00 event start time.

Can kids use the skatepark?

Can kids use the skatepark?

No. Freedom Park’s skatepark will be closed all day.

Will Freedom Park dog park be closed?

Will Freedom Park dog park be closed?

Yes. Freedom Park’s dog park will be closed for the entire day.

Are pets allowed at the fireworks?

Are pets allowed at the fireworks?

No pets (other than service dogs) will be allowed into any part of Freedom Park for the entire day.