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Thanksgiving Day 2014

The DC government will be closed Thursday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving. Unless otherwise noted, all offices will be open as usual on Friday, November 28.

City Services

There will be no trash and recycling collections. These collections will “slide” to the next day. Thursday’s collections will be made Friday, and Friday’s collections will be made Saturday.  This applies to both once-a-week and twice-a-week collection neighborhoods.  Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day; otherwise, the property owner may be subject to sanitation enforcement.

Parking meters will not be in effect.  Residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions will not be enforced.  Also, DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles.  Parking enforcement will resume Friday, November 28.

Read the full list of service changes for the Department of Public Works.

Parks and Recreation

  •     Wednesday, November 26, the day before Thanksgiving, all DPR recreation centers and aquatic facilities will close early at 6 pm.  The Southeast Tennis & Learning Center will close at 6:30 pm.
  •     Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving Day, all DPR facilities, centers and administrative offices will be closed.
    •         There are no permitted recreation center or field activities for the day.
    •         All grass fields are closed for the season.
    •         Parks, playgrounds and synthetic fields will be open for general use.