City announces holiday closures; service alterations

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation, Solid Waste

City offices will be closed Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1 during the upcoming holiday season. City services, solid waste collection, and hours for parks and recreation facilities or programs will be altered as shown below:

Solid Waste: Due to the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays, there will be no solid waste collection services on Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1st. During these two holiday weeks, residential trash, recycling, and yard waste collection routes will be delayed by one day. Tuesday routes will be completed on Wednesday, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday, and Friday on Saturday.

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1st.

During the month of January, the Solid Waste Division will also be collecting Christmas trees. Residents may place live-cut trees at the curb or alley by 6:00 am on their collection service day. Artificial items including tinsel, lights, ornaments, and tree stands must be removed. Trees will be used for wildlife habitat.

For additional information, contact the Solid Waste Division at 832-3032.

Parking: Parking at meters in downtown Lawrence will be free on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. https://lawrenceks.org/parking/

Transit: There will be no public transit service on Tuesday, December 25 or Tuesday, January 1. Both fixed-route and paratransit buses will not operate on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. For more details on schedules for specific bus routes, please visit the service calendar at http://lawrencetransit.org/service-calendar

Parks and Recreation: Hours of operation for the upcoming holidays

Parks and Recreation Department, Administrative Office in South Park/ Cemetery Office:
Tuesdays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 – Closed

Recreation Centers:
Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane
Monday, Dec. 24 – 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed
Monday, Dec. 31 – 5:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – Closed

East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.
Monday, Dec. 24 – 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed
Monday, Dec. 31 – 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – Closed

Community Building 115 W. 11th St.
Monday, Dec. 24 – 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed
Monday, Dec. 31 – 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – Closed

Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.
Monday, Dec. 24 – 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed
Monday, Dec. 31 – 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – Closed

Special PopulationsIntegrated Holiday Camp being held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 27-28, and Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 2-4, at East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. For details or to register, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=422194.

Adult Sports:  League play is over for the fall season.  Winter session begins the week of Sunday, Jan. 6.

Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 24-25 – Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 31 -Jan. 1 – Closed

Aquatics Division 
Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive
Hours of Operation during holiday season:

Sunday, Dec. 23
Lap Swimming – 1-6 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 1- 6 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 1 – 5:45 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 24
Lap Swimming – 5:15 a.m.-3 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 25
Closed

Wednesday, Dec. 26
Lap Swimming – 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Warm Water Workout – noon – 1 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 1- 8 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 1 -7:45 p.m.

Thursday-Friday, Dec. 27-28
Lap Swimming – 5:15 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Warm Water Workout – noon – 1 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 1-8 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 1-7:45 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 29
Lap Swimming – 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 1- 8 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 1 – 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 30
Lap Swimming – 1-6 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 1- 6 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 1 – 5:45 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 31
Lap Swimming – 5:15 a.m.-3 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 1
Closed

Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 2-4
Lap Swimming – 5:15 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Warm Water Workout – noon – 1 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 1-8 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 1-7:45 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 5
Lap Swimming – 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 1- 8 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 1 – 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 6
Lap Swimming – 1-6 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 1- 6 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 1 – 5:45 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 7
Lap Swimming – 5:15 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Warm Water Workout – noon – 1 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 1-8 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 1-7:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8 – RETURN TO REGULAR HOURS
Lap Swimming – 5:15 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Warm Water Workout –noon-4 p.m.
Zero Depth and Children’s Area – 4-8 p.m.
Waterslide and Diving Area – 6-7:45 p.m.

Recreation Instruction:  Gymnastics Winter Camp for those five years-old to 12 years-old is being held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28, and Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 2-4, at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane. To register, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=416014 (Dec. 26-28) and http://lprd.org/activity?n=116014 (Jan.2-4).  Intro to STEM LEGO Camp for those five years-old to seven years-old will be held 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-29, at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St.  To register, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=421170. Construction Vehicles and Machines for those five years-old to seven years-old will be held 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 2-4, at the Carnegie Building. To enroll, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=121170Junkyard Challenge for those eight years-old to 12 years-old will be held 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 2-4, at the Carnegie Building. To enroll, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=121171.

Added Preschool Gymnastics Open Gym at Sports Pavilion Lawrence is open to children ages one-year-old to five years-old with parent is being held:

Saturday, Dec. 22 – 11-11:45 a.m. and noon-12:45 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24 – 9-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 26 – 9-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 28 – 9-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29 – 11-11:45 a.m. and noon-12:45 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 31 – 9-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 2 – 9-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Cost is $5. Maximum 30 children.

Youth Open Gym for 6-14 years-old is being held
Friday, Dec. 21 – 2:30 -4 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23 – 4:30-6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 28 –7:30-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30 – 4:30-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 4 –7:30-9 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6 – 4:30-6 p.m.
Cost is $5. Maximum 40 children.

Gymnastics Open Gym at East Lawrence Recreation Center open to children ages one-year-old to five years-old with parent is being held:
Thursday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 3– 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Cost is $5. Maximum 30 children.

Special Events:  Special Events is holding Holiday Happenings 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday- Friday, Dec. 27-28, and Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 2-4, at Holcom Park Recreation Center. Cost is $40 per child for Dec. 27-28 and $60 for Jan. 2-4. The program is open to those five years-old to 12 years-old. To enroll online, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=425160. All Special Events require pre-registration.  For more information, contact Duane Peterson, Special Events/facilities operations supervisor, at (785) 832-7940.

Youth SportsThe last Hoopster Basketball League games will be played is Thursday, Dec.20. They will resume Monday, Jan. 7.  Winter youth indoor soccer registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 20. To register, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=126201.   Youth soccer is open to youth kindergarten through eighth grade. Winter youth recreational basketball league registration ends Wednesday, Jan. 2. It is open to girls and boys in kindergarten through eighth grade. To register, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=124101.

Eagle Bend Golf Course and Learning Center: Monday, Dec. 24, will be open until 2 p.m. Eagle Bend will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25. It will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at noon for public play.  It will hold its normal hours of operation Monday, Dec. 31, but will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1.  On Wednesday, Jan. 2, Eagle Bend will reopen at noon.  All days of operation are weather permitting.