City of Lawrence announces Labor Day holiday closures

Maureen BradyCity, Fire Medical, Holiday, Municipal Services and Operations, Parks & Recreation, Police, Solid Waste, Transit

City offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, for the Labor Day holiday.

SOLID WASTE: There will be no changes to solid waste collection the week of the Labor Day holiday. Monday residential customers’ trash, recycling and yard waste will be collected on Monday, Sept. 6, and collection service begins at 6 a.m. as usual. Commercial trash and cardboard recycling collection will also run as usual on Sept. 6. The only exception is with roll-off and multi-lift container service, which will be paused on Monday, Sept. 6 and will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7. For more information, visit

COMPOST FACILITY: The City’s Compost Facility will be open as normal on Saturday, Sept. 4, which will be its monthly City-Load event. For more information on the Compost Facility’s operations, including City-load events, visit

PARKING: Parking meters, lots and garages in Downtown Lawrence will be free to use on Monday, Sept. 6.

TRANSIT: Lawrence Transit fixed-route and paratransit buses will not operate on Monday, Sept. 6. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

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.

PARKS AND RECREATION: The Administrative Offices in South Park and Prairie Park Nature Center will be closed for Labor Day. Recreation center hours are:

  • Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane, open 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • The Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St., open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St., open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will have lap swimming from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 – 7:30 p.m. Warm water workout will be held in the leisure pool from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  There will be no recreational swimming or instructional water fitness classes held on the holiday.

There are no special populations programs, lifelong recreation or fitness, dance, martial arts, instructional classes or open gym gymnastics being held on Monday. There are also no adult and youth sports on the holiday.

The cemeteries office, located at the Memorial Park Cemetery, 1517 E. 15th St., will be closed but all cemeteries will be open throughout the day, including: Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Rd.; Maple Grove Cemetery, located at the junction of Highway 24, Highway 40 and Highway 59; and Memorial Park Cemetery.

Eagle Bend Golf Course, 1250 E. 902 Rd., will be accepting tee times from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The range will be open 7 a.m. to dusk. For more information, contact the pro shop at (785) 748-0600.