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Park & Ride: Freedom 4th Event

Park and ride information for the 2018 Freedom 4th event.

Park & Ride Pricing

Round-trip cost for riding the bus:

  • Adults - $1
  • Honored citizens (62 years and older or handicapped) - 35 cents
  • Students (ages 10-18) - 35 cents
  • Children 9 and younger - Free

Cash only. Exact change is needed and bus passes will not be honored for this event.

Operational Hours

Park & Ride service inbound to the Park begins at 3 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m.

After 8 p.m., limited outbound service to the two Park and Ride locations begins.

The bulk of the return trips to the two Park and Ride locations will begin immediately after the conclusion of the fireworks show, with the last bus leaving the park at 11 p.m.

Park & Ride Locations

Map: Park & Ride Lots

Bus service is planned on July Fourth only to and from the celebration from two Park and Ride locations:

West Side

The parking area is now at Cottonwood Mall, just off 7 Bar Loop Rd NW. This is the parking area on the north side of the mall, between Old Navy and Regal Cinemas Cottonwood 16.

East Side

The parking area is at Coronado Center (west of Dick’s Sporting Goods on San Pedro, south of Menaul)

Prohibited Items

  • The following will not be allowed at Balloon Fiesta Park or on the Park and Ride buses:
  • Pets
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass containers
  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Open containers
  • Barbecue grills, camp stoves, and other cooking devices
  • Pop-up tents.

Permitted Items

The following items are allowed at Balloon Fiesta Park and on the Park and Ride buses:

  • Sealed plastic containers
  • Blankets
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Picnic food
  • Small compact chairs

Coolers and picnic baskets are subject to search prior to loading onto the Park and Ride.