City offices closed, service alterations set for Memorial Day

Maureen BradyCity, Holiday, Parks & Recreation, Solid Waste, Transit

City offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

SOLID WASTE: No changes are planned in the solid waste route schedules. Residential trash, recycling, and yard waste collection service will run as usual on Monday, May 27. Commercial trash and cardboard collection service will also run as usual.

PARKING: Parking meters, lots, and garages in downtown Lawrence will be free on Monday, May 27.

TRANSIT: The Lawrence Transit System T and T Lift buses will not operate on Monday, May 27.

EMS: Emergency services (fire, police, EMS) will not be impacted. If you have a medical, fire or police emergency please call 9-1-1. Law Enforcement and Fire Medical administrative offices will be closed.

The Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St., will be open 1 to 8 p.m. on the holiday.

The Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Dr., will be open alternate hours for the holiday weekend:

Saturday, May 25
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – lap swimming
Closed- waterslide, diving area and the zero-depth/children’s area.

Sunday, May 26
Closed – Entire facility

Monday, May 27
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – lap swimming
Closed- waterslide, diving area and the zero-depth/children’s area.

Eagle Bend Golf Course and Learning Center, 1250 East 902 Rd., will be open and available for tee times. Patrons can schedule a tee time by contacting (785) 748-0600 (for out-of-town patrons 1-(877) 861-4653 (GOLF) or online at

Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave., Maple Grove Cemetery, intersection of highways 24 and 40, and Memorial Park Cemetery, 1517 E. 15th St., will be open to visitors from dusk to dawn during the holiday weekend. Parks and Recreation staff will be available to answer questions at Memorial Park Cemetery from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27.

All recreation centers will be open with regular hours. Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Ln., will be open 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.; Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.; and East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St., will be open 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.

The Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St., and Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., will be closed.

No recreational classes, adult sports, special populations, lifelong recreation (50-plus), special events or youth sports will be held on the holiday. There will also be no preschool open gym gymnastics on the holiday.