Knox Mayor Discusses Fireworks Parking Options


Parking will be available at Wythogan Park in Knox for tomorrow’s activities leading up to the fireworks display, but it will cost you. The city is charging $10 per car to park inside the gates. Mayor Dennis Estok says they probably have room for between 200 and 300 vehicles.

He adds there will be designated areas for retired, disabled and VIP parking. Passes for the latter were mailed to major sponsors of the fireworks and Fun Day in the Park activities.

Golf carts equipped with lights can also park for $10 each at the park.

Estok says shuttle service will also be offered from various downtown pickup points. Buses will be running before and after the fireworks. There’s not a charge for the shuttle, but donations are suggested. The same goes for walk-in visitors to Wythogan Park.

Gates open at 2 p.m. Activities get underway at 3 p.m. and will continue throughout the day. Highlights include corn hole and horseshoe tournaments, the Yellow River Duck Race, burnout and hot dog eating contests.

The Carlos Ramos Classic Rock Band will perform from 7 until 11 p.m., with a break around 9 for the fireworks.

City officials recently did some tests to check visibility and note the display can be seen from outside the park at various spots around the city.