The city of Goodyear announced Monday, June 29 cancelation of its Star-Spangled Fourth Drive-In celebration in the wake of Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order banning gatherings of 50 or more people in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.
The governor issued the month-long order Monday closing gyms, fitness clubs, movie theaters, water parks and tubing operators. The order also closed bars across the state, though it allows bars to provide pickup, delivery or drive-through services.
After the governor's stay-at-home order expired May 15, the city announced it was changing its annual Independence Day celebration at Goodyear Ballpark to a vehicles-only event, in which families could enjoy the fireworks show from their parking spaces, while listening to a radio broadcast of patriotic music.
The event was expected to draw far more than 50 people, though none of the celebration's usual activities were scheduled.
The city also announced closure of the Goodyear Community Park splash pad at 3151 N. Litchfield Road effective Tuesday, June 30.
It will be closed until further notice, Goodyear spokeswoman Tammy Vo said in a news release.