Pittsburgh Cancels Fourth Of July Fireworks Among Changes In Summer Activities

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) With Allegheny County being moved into the Yellow Phase of reopening today, the City of Pittsburgh has announced changes to summer activities during that time.

Many activities will be allowed but others have been postponed or cancelled for the year.

The following are activities that are permitted and safely comply with social distancing guidelines:

  • Drive-in movies (by the Special Events office)  
  • Farmers Markets  
  • Pickup of bulk trash  
  • Tennis courts (singles matches encouraged)  
  • Pickle ball courts (singles matches encouraged)  
  • Skate parks   
  • Fields (but not for organized group sports)  
  • Frisbee Golf  
  • Lawn Bowling  
  • Expanded summer food program (likely to begin June 15)  

Large group events that cannot comply with the guidelines will not be allowed:

  • July 4 fireworks  
  • City-sponsored concerts  
  • 5Ks, the Great Race and other races (though they can be held virtually)  
  • Summer Camps  
  • Citiparks summer youth baseball  
  • Summer Line Dancing  
  • Pistons in the Park   

Playgrounds, park shelters and spray parks remain closed until further notice.

“Pittsburgh residents have done a great job during these trying times staying safe and looking out for each other. The data shows the battle against this pandemic is far from over, however, and we must keep social distancing and other measures in place to win this fight, even when we’re enjoying the outdoors,” Mayor Bill Peduto said. 

Other activities are yet to have a decision made on their continuation.

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