When parking is free, plus more City of Lawrence closures and changes for Labor Day weekend

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City offices will be closed and parking downtown will be free on Labor Day, and trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day during the holiday week.

Residential customers whose normal trash pickup day is Monday will be delayed to Tuesday, Tuesday to Wednesday, and so forth, according to a city news release. There will be no yard waste collections, bulk item pickups or rolloff services for the holiday week, and there will be no cart/dumpster swaps, deliveries or maintenance on the holiday or Saturday of the holiday week (Sept. 9).


Commercial solid waste collection routes will be collected on schedule for the week except that there will be no cardboard recycling service on Labor Day outside of the downtown district.

Lawrence Transit fixed-route and paratransit buses will not operate on Monday. Regular service will resume Tuesday.

The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, Sept. 3 and 4, but the digital library is open 24/7.

Administrative offices in South Park and Prairie Park Nature Center will be closed Monday, but Sports Pavilion Lawrence will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the Community Building, Holcom Park and East Lawrence recreation centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Eagle Bend Golf Course will accept tee times from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, and the range will be open from 7 a.m. to dusk.

The Indoor Aquatic Center will have lap swimming from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and from 3:45 to 7:30 p.m. Warm water workout will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and there will be no instructional water fitness classes held on Monday. 

No unified recreation programs, lifelong recreation or fitness, dance, martial arts, instructional classes, open gym gymnastics, ninja, gymnastics, adult or youth sports will be held Monday. Youth sports practices will be up to the coaches, according to the release.

The cemeteries office will be closed, but all cemeteries will be open throughout the day.

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