City announces Thanksgiving holiday closures, service alterations

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

City offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Solid Waste Collection: There will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collection service on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25. Collection service will be delayed by one day for Thursday and Friday residential customers. Thursday routes will be completed on Friday, Nov. 26, and Friday routes will be completed on Saturday, Nov. 27. There will be no collection service changes for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday customers.

There will be no roll-off service on Thursday, Nov. 25 or Friday, Nov. 26. Roll-off service resumes on Monday, Nov. 29. For additional information, contact the Solid Waste Division at 785-832-3032.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility: The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25. The facility will continue regular business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 30, on an appointment-only basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit the Household Hazardous Waste webpage.

Compost Facility: The City Compost Facility will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 27. The compost facility will be open on Saturday, Dec. 4, and on Saturday, Dec. 11 (these will be the final days in 2021). For more information about the City Compost Facility, please visit the Compost Facility webpage.

Parking: Parking meters, lots and garages in Downtown Lawrence will be free to use on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26.

Transit: There will be no public transit service on Thursday, Nov. 25. Both fixed-route and paratransit buses will not operate. Service will resume on Friday, Nov. 26.

Parks and Recreation: The Administrative Office in South Park will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26.  The cemeteries office, located at 1517 E. 15th St., will also be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov 26.

Holiday hours for recreation centers, facilities and programs are listed below.

Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25 – Closed
Friday, Nov. 26 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25 – Closed
Friday, Nov. 26 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25 – Closed
Friday, Nov. 26 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane
Wednesday, Nov. 24 – 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25 – Closed
Friday, Nov. 26 – 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27 – 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28 – 1-9 p.m.

Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive
Wednesday, Nov. 24: Lap Swimming – 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Warm Water Workout – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25 – Closed
Friday, Nov. 26: Lap Swimming – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m.; Warm Water Workout – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27: Lap Swimming – 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28: Lap Swimming – 1-6 p.m.

Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.
Thursday, Nov. 25 – Closed
Friday, Nov. 26 – Closed
Saturday, Nov. 27 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28 – 1-4 p.m.

Special Populations
There is one program scheduled during the Thanksgiving week – Coffeehouse – 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, at Holcom Park Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Annette Deghand, special populations supervisor, at (785) 832-7920.

Lifelong Recreation
There are no classes meeting on the holiday.

Youth Sports
There are no Parks and Recreation youth basketball and Hoopster practices scheduled Monday, Nov. 22 – Sunday, Nov. 28. Games will resume Monday, Nov. 29. For more information, please contact Alex Husbenet, youth sports supervisor, at (785) 330-7355.

There will be no youth indoor soccer the week of Monday, Nov. 22. For more information, contact Robert Wilson, youth sports programmer, at (785) 330-7355.

Adult Sports
There are no programs or league play scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 28. Programs will resume on Monday, Nov. 29. For more information, please contact Josh Maike, adult sports supervisor, at (785) 330-7355.

Recreation Instruction
There are no classes meeting during the holiday. However, there is a special gymnastics program Shop N’ Drop, being held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, for those five years-old to 14 years-old at Sport Pavilion Lawrence. Cost is $35 per child. To find our more information or to enroll, please visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=416013.

There is also a special Youth Open Gymnastics Gym session being held 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, for those six years-old to 14 years-old at Sports Pavilion Lawrence. Cost is $5 per child.  For more information, please visit: lawrenceks.org/lprd/gymnastics/open-gym.

Eagle Bend Golf Course
Closed on Thanksgiving and will open 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26. Eagle Bend accepts tee times up to a week in advance. Open from 9 a.m. to dusk. (Hours may be altered due to weather/frost). For more information, please contact Eagle Bend at (785) 748-0600; 1 (877) 861-4653 (GOLF).