PARADE SAFETY GUIDELINES
The Tournament of Roses Association is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our guests. We encourage you to review our safety and security information below prior to arriving at our events.
Enhanced security measures will be in effect on the parade route. Pasadena police officers will resolve problems quickly and remove from the scene anyone violating the law or disturbing the peace. Also, police canine teams will be patrolling Colorado Boulevard.
The Pasadena Police Department, supported by the Tournament of Roses Association and City Officials, will be closing the Rose Parade route early to vehicular traffic to enhance public safety measures. Route closures will take effect beginning at 10:00 PM on December 31 through 2 PM on January 1. along Colorado Blvd., from Orange Grove Blvd. to Sierra Madre Blvd., and northbound on Sierra Madre to Paloma St.
Residents and merchants hosting viewing parties or receiving deliveries during the proposed street closures must notify their guests or vendors to arrive prior to the 10:00 PM closure. Guests and vendors arriving after the closure may park in nearby areas that allow for unrestricted parking.
The Pasadena Fire Department responds to more than twice the number of calls on parade day than on average days. These calls include reports of hypothermia, illegal burning, miscellaneous medical issues, assaults and alcohol-related incidents. Be safe and smart!
The Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau will staff its special toll-free Visitor Hotline at (877) 793-9911 now until December 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday); closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
For more information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net, follow @PasadenaGov on Twitter, and @CityofPasadena on Facebook and Instagram.
Pasadena Police, Fire and Health officials remind the public that the events will be safe for all if everyone adheres to the rules and regulations.
What You Can Do:
- Overnight camping is permitted only on the night of Monday, December 31.
- A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon December 31. All persons and property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must remain on the curb until 11 p.m. At that time, spectators may move out to the blue “Honor Line” but not past it.
- Small, professionally manufactured barbecues elevated at least 1 foot off the ground are allowed on the parade route as long as they are 25 feet from buildings and other combustibles. A fire extinguisher must be readily available.
- Minors under the age of 18 may be on the parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if they are supervised by an adult.
- Dress for cold weather! Children and seniors may need extra layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia. Remember hats and gloves.
- Drink healthy fluids and consume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration.
- “If You See Something, Say Something!” Report suspicious activities and packages to emergency authorities along the parade route.
- In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 and know the cross streets from where you are calling. For a non-emergency, call (626) 744-4241.
What You Can’t Do:
- Appearance in the parade is prohibited for any entries/marchers who have not been approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Stay off the street and do not pass the blue “Honor Line.”
- Tents, sofas and boxes of any type that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited along the route.
- Unoccupied chairs are not allowed and will be removed from the parade route.
- Bonfires are strictly prohibited and considered “illegal burns.”
- ALL Fireworks are prohibited except as part of scheduled official events.
- No items may be sold along the parade route without a City permit.
- Selling space along the parade route, other than grandstand seating, is illegal.
- It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns on the parade route.
- No public areas—sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets, ramps—may be blocked or roped off.
- No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.
- Pets are not recommended along the parade; keep them safe at home!
- Throwing any object into the parade; or at passing vehicles or pedestrians the night before the parade is dangerous and prohibited. Violators will be cited and have property seized.
- Unauthorized vehicles obstructing emergency travel lanes or parked in restricted areas will be towed at owners’ expense. No exceptions.
- Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas. Violators may be cited or arrested.
- Sale, possession and use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated.
As part of ongoing efforts to provide a safe environment in which to enjoy its many events, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has partnered with the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Police Department in “See Something, Say Something™,” a nationwide campaign to raise the public’s awareness of indicators of terrorism and to emphasize the need to report suspicious behavior promptly to the proper law enforcement authorities.
If you witness a crime in progress or other emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergency matters, including activity that you believe to be suspicious, call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. You can also report criminal activity to CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 222-8477 or online at lacrimestoppers.org. (Be sure to reference Pasadena if you use this method.)
You can also text this single word — ROSEPARADE — to 888777 to get up-to-date text message alerts from public safety officials as needed.
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