As the 127th Rose Parade and 102nd Rose Bowl Game approach on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, Pasadena’s fire, police and health departments offer the following safety tips and reminders for those who plan to attend the parade, post-parade viewing, and bowl game activities.
Remember, If You See Something, Say Something by calling the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. For all life-threatening emergencies, always call 911.
Public safety and event officials advise the public that visible and non-visible enhanced security measures will be in effect along the parade route and at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Law enforcement officers will resolve problems quickly and remove anyone violating the law or disturbing the peace. Please be sure to allow extra time to arrive, park, and enter. Public access maps can be found online at www.cityofpasadena.net/Rose-Bowl-Rose-Parade.
Drones are not allowed at either event, per federal regulations. Umbrellas and selfie sticks also are not allowed inside the stadium or within the secured grandstand area of the parade at TV Corner, located at the intersection of Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard.
For more specific details about parking, on-site activities, and enhanced security at the Rose Bowl Stadium, including the stadium’s clear bag policy, go to www.rosebowlstadium.com/visitor-center/code-of-conduct.
For detailed information about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, go to www.tournamentofroses.com.
Stay connected and follow us on Twitter for important updates about any changing conditions. As needed, the City of Pasadena, the Rose Bowl Stadium, and the Tournament of Roses Association will use the following Twitter accounts to provide important public information.
– City of Pasadena main account @pasadenagov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov
– Fire department @PasadenaFD, www.twitter.com/PasadenaFD
– Police department news @PasPD_News, www.twitter.com/PasPD_News
– Rose Bowl Game @RoseBowlGame, www.twitter.com/RoseBowlGame
– Rose Parade, Tournament of Roses @roseparade, www.twitter.com/roseparade
– Rose Bowl Stadium, @RoseBowlStadium, www.twitter.com/RoseBowlStadium
– Pasadena Convention and Visitor Bureau @visitpasadenaca, www.twitter.com/visitpasadenaca
A toll-free visitor hotline number at (877) 793-9911 is also available to answer general questions. The hotline will be open today (Dec. 31) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. The Pasadena Citizen Service Center also will be open for calls at (626) 744-7311 from 8 a.m. today, Dec. 31, until 2 p.m., Jan. 1, 2016.
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 for the parade is permitted only tonight, Thursday, Dec. 31.
– A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon today, Dec. 31. All persons and property, such as blankets, chairs, and personal items must remain on the curb until 11 p.m. At 11 p.m., parade spectators may move out to the blue Honor Line but not past it.
– Small, professionally manufactured barbecues elevated at least one 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 at all times.
– Minors under 18-years-old may be on the parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., only if 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.
– See Something, Say Something! Call (626) 744-4241 to report suspicious activities and packages; or contact emergency authorities along the parade route.
– For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. Remain calm; listen to all questions asked; provide short answers and know the address or easily identified landmarks from where you are calling.
– Use common sense; celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver!
What You Can’t Do
– Appearance in the parade is prohibited for anyone who is not approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Stay off the street and do not pass the blue Honor Line.
– The parade route and stadium are No Drone Zones and aircraft is subject to being impounded.
– Any tent, sofa, or box that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited on parade 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 cordoned or roped off.
– No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.
– Pets are not recommended along the parade route; 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 property seized.
– No unauthorized parking. Vehicles blocking emergency travel lanes or parked in restricted areas will be towed at the owner’s expense, no exceptions. Pay attention to where you park and double-check for temporary no parking signs and other restrictions.
– No open containers of alcohol are permitted 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.
– Smoking is prohibited along the parade route.
– Be aware of illegal food vendors. Purchase foods only from permitted food vendors. Look for or ask to see the health permit which is required to be available.
The Pasadena Fire Department responds to more than twice the number of calls on New Year’s Eve and 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!
If You See Something, Say Something, call Pasadena police at (626) 744-4241.