TAPD releases traffic and parking information for annual Sparks in the Park event


Saturday, June 29, is the annual “Sparks in the Park” event which will be held at the Four States Fairgrounds. Over 30,000 people are expected to attend the event. Due to the new roadway configuration around the Four States Fairgrounds, The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has released traffic and parking plans in order to make everyone’s experience as pleasant as possible. All drivers and patrons are reminded that police officers will be working traffic on city streets and highways, so please be attentive to their instructions for their safety and yours. Speed limits on Four States Parkway have been reduced. No firearms will be permitted on the premises.

Vehicles may ENTER the Fairgrounds parking area the following ways:
1. From the north: Four States Parkway and on E 50th St.
2. From the south: Arkansas Blvd to Frontage Road /Parkway Dr. north, then onto E 50th Street.
3. All vehicles dropping off passengers or otherwise leaving will be directed onto Clay Pit Rd and ultimately exit from E 46th St. onto Four States Parkway, south or directly across the parkway.

The Four States Fair will provide personnel to direct vehicles on where to park once they have entered the parking areas around the fairgrounds.

Additionally, it is recommended for all patrons to arrive as early as possible to ensure that you will arrive in time to see the display. Traffic exiting from I-30 will be given priority to avoid traffic congestion on the interstate. Again, all drivers need to be attentive to officers working on the roadway directing traffic and expect delays due to excessive amounts of vehicle traffic after 8:30 p.m. All traffic laws and parking will be strictly enforced. No one will be allowed to illegally park vehicles on city streets and roadways. Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. Any Vehicle parked improperly inside the park area may be blocked in by other vehicles and will not be able to exit until the end of the event. TAPD encourages everyone NOT to park in the park area and to use the designated parking areas only.

For more information, please contact Sergeant Kristi Bennett by phone at 903-798-3187, or by email at kbennett@txkusa.org.

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