Three Rivers Regatta organizers release guidelines for visitors

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As the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta continues, organizers and officials released a list of guidelines and restrictions today.

Among the rules is a ban on fireworks, alcohol, rollerblades and skateboards, as well as a request that individuals refrain from profanity. The list also noted that the fountain and reflecting pool "are decorative pools and not designed for swimming or wading."

"We know the weather is going to be almost ideal on Fourth of July," said Matt Greene, the Park manager. Nice weather leads to large crowds, he said, which in turn can lead to problems with alcohol and fireworks, both of which are prohibited in the park.

"Every year we have people bring fireworks and throw fireworks," he said. "We've never been as proactive as we're being this year."

Security checkpoints will be set up at park entrances, according to the release.

The regatta is expected to draw more than half a million people to Point State Park, according to John Bonassi, the regatta board's chairman.

First Published July 3, 2014 12:00 AM

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