City Independence Day Closures and Safety Reminders
City of Austin administrative offices and other municipal facilities will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Trash, recycling, and compost collection for Austin Resource Recovery customers will remain on schedule. The Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center will be open for its regular hours.
All Austin Public Library locations, Recycled Reads Bookstore, and the Austin History Center will be closed.
Recreation, senior, and cultural centers will be closed for Independence Day. Additionally, historical facilities and museums, including the Elizabet Ney Museum, O. Henry Museum, George Washington Carver Museum, Dougherty Arts Center, and Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will be closed.
City of Austin golf courses and tennis centers will be open for regularly scheduled hours on Independence Day.
City Pools: Barton Springs Pool will be open and will not close for its regular Thursday cleaning and Deep Eddy will observe normal weekday hours. In an effort to accommodate the 4th of July holiday, all other pools will be open for holiday hours of operation, noon to 7:00 pm (except for Mabel Davis, Shipe, and Govalle). View City pool hours online here.
Summer playground program sites, the Zilker Botanical Garden and the Austin Nature and Science Center will also be closed for Independence Day.
The Austin Animal Center will also be closed.
Many downtown roads will be closed for the H-E-B Austin Symphony 4th of July Concert and Fireworks. To see a complete list of closures for this event, click here.
Please plan to arrive early and leave fireworks at home during July 4 travel at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Click here to learn more.
The City of Austin is encouraging Austinites and visitors to know how they are going to get home before they leave the house for a holiday and celebrations, so they can get home safe. Remember, the best and most responsible thing you can do to keep yourself and others safe is to plan ahead before heading out. Visit austintexas.gov/gethomesafe to see a list of options.
The Austin Fire Department reminds you it is illegal to possess, use, or sell fireworks within the City of Austin. Call 3-1-1 to report illegal fireworks. Call 9-1-1 in case of emergency.
Communications and Public Information Office
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