The Bountiful Handcart Days Parade is on Wednesday, July 23rd at 6 PM this year. In order to have an enjoyable and safe parade, Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross is asking for your cooperation in helping the department control two significant problems that arise each and every year.
First, do not reserve areas or place chairs on the sidewalks, park strips or any public space before 7:00 AM Wednesday, July 23, 2014. This activity is prohibited by ordinance and leaves us no choice, but to impound your property to keep the public right-of-way open. Each year we respond to numerous complaints and even arguments surrounding this issue. Please respect private property rights and wait until the appropriate time to save your spot. If your property is impounded, you can pick it up at the police station located at 805 South Main. Your property will be sitting by the southeast corner of the building.
Second, please help us keep your children away from the parade participants. Spectators should not encroach into the travel lanes of the roadway to pick up candy and toys. Each year we have small children running up to floats and parade entrants trying to collect these items. At times, they interfere with the procession causing risk to themselves as well as participants in the parade. We have asked those throwing candy and toys to get them as close to the curb as practical to help alleviate this problem.
On July 23rd the following road closures will take.
Road Closed on Main St at these locations:
1500 S (Roundabout) will be closed at 3:30pm
1500 S to 500 S will be closed at 5pm
500 S to 400 N will be closed at 5:30pm.
The Handcart Days Parade is a wonderful community event that brings enjoyment to thousands of Davis County residents. Help us keep it a safe and enjoyable experience for all.