Parks & Recreation

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

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Wednesday, July 4th 4pm-10pm

Thank you for attending the City of Maple Valley’s Annual Independence Day Picnic at Lake Wilderness Park.  Thank you to our sponsors: Fred Meyer, Amber Bills Group, Recology CleanScapes, Valerie Paganelli of Edward Jones and Green City Pest Control.


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Maple Valley Parks & Recreation thanks our
2018 Fourth of July event sponsors!

Please click the sponsors logo to visit their web page.



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Tips for Viewing the Fireworks
The best viewing for the fireworks display, which begins at 10:00pm sharp, will be on the Beach Lawn. Music by Maple Valley Youth Symphony will be accompanying the fireworks, so for best listening and viewing be close to the stage as well. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to reserve your preferred viewing location. 


Food & Drink
Come hungry and support the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra by purchasing a delicious grilled burger or hot dog with all the trimmings. Also chips, candy, ice cream and soda pop will be available for purchase.

Keeping it Safe
The day of the show and during the show itself there will be a safety buffer set-up on the park grounds and Lake where the fireworks show will be fired.  This area will be patrolled by the MV Police Explorers and King County Sheriff’s office aquatic unit.

Those attending are encouraged to walk to the park if possible and bring flashlights for use following the show. There will be limited free parking available in the main parking lot. Seniors, ADA & event volunteers who are on the list will have limited parking available in the Lodge area. 

Road Closure
The intersection at SE 248th & Witte as well as SE 248th and Lake Wilderness Drive will be restricted or closed during the exiting process beginning at 10pm from the park following the fireworks so two lanes of traffic can be used. Drivers are asked to be patient and to follow all parking rules to avoid being towed.m

Volunteers are needed to work in the Veterans Booth collecting names of local veterans during the Independence Day event. Contact Maple Valley Parks & Recreation Department at 425/432-9953

No alcohol or outside fireworks will be allowed in the park


Homemade Pie Baking Contest

Pie ContestAll bakers (adults, seniors and youth) are invited to enter their favorite fruit pie in the Annual 4th of July Homemade Pie Baking Contest, pre-registration required. Pre-registered entries will only be accepted at the pie contest tent at the Beach House. There are no entry fees and winners in each category will receive a prize for first place, second place and third place.

Click here to visit the Pie Baking Contest webpage.

Prizes generously donated by local businesses.




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