Closures, free parking, changes to trash pickup and more holiday notes

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Post updated at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22:

City of Lawrence and Douglas County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday this week (Nov. 24 and 25) for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Parking will be free at meters, in lots and in garages in downtown Lawrence on Thursday and Friday.

Lawrence Transit will have no service on Thursday but will resume on Friday.

The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, but the digital library is available 24/7 at

All city Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Thursday. See specific hours that each facility will be open on Friday at this link, except for Prairie Park Nature Center, which will not reopen until Saturday.

Solid waste pickup will be delayed one day for Thursday and Friday residential customers — so Thursday’s routes will be collected on Friday, and Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday.

The city compost facility will be closed Saturday. Its two final days open this year will be Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10.

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed Thursday and resume its normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only) on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s offender registration will be closed Thursday and Friday, according to a Facebook post from DGSO, and those who need to update their registration should plan accordingly.

The post also notes that effective Jan. 1, offender registration hours will change to 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the jail. Concealed carry handgun registration hours are also changing to 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fridays by appointment only, effective Jan. 1.

Keep an eye on our site and our calendar for info about holiday events coming up this week, this weekend and beyond.

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