Tuesday, December 21, 2021

City of Austin Offices, Facilities Close for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday


 Administrative offices and municipal facilities will be closed December 23, 24, and 31 in observance of the upcoming holidays

The City of Austin has announced revised service schedules and office closures for City facilities and public services for Christmas and New Year’s Day. 
Trash, Recycling, and Composting/Yard Trimmings Schedules 
Customers will not experience any changes or disruptions to their regularly scheduled collections. Visit austintexas.gov/myschedule to look up your collection schedule. 
Austin Public Health COVID-19 Test Site Schedule  
Austin Public Health testing and vaccine sites will be closed for Christmas from Thursday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 26. 

The testing and vaccine sites will be closed for New Year’s from Friday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, Jan. 2. 

To schedule a COVID-19 test or vaccine through Austin Public Health, visit austintexas.gov/covid19 or call the nurse hotline at 512-972-5560. 
COVID-19 Dashboard Updates 
The COVID-19 surveillance dashboard will not be updated from Thursday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 26 for Christmas. 
Parks and Recreation Facilities Schedules 
Most Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for the Christmas holiday Dec. 23 through Dec. 25, 2021, and closed for New Year’s on Dec. 31, 2021, and Jan. 1, 2022. However, there are a few exceptions, indicated below:   

  • Golf Courses will be open on Dec. 23. On Dec. 24, Golf Courses will have final reservations and carts at 12 p.m. and the driving range will close at 1:30 p.m. Pro shop and concessions close at 4:30 pm. Golf Courses will be closed on Dec. 25, but will be open on Dec. 31, 2021, and on Jan. 1, 2022.  

  • Austin Pools open on Dec. 24 include Bartholomew (12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.); Barton Springs (5 a.m. to 8 a.m. swim at your own risk), (8 a.m. – 4 p.m. guarded swim), (4 p.m. – 10 p.m. swim at your own risk); Big Stacy (6 a.m. to 4 p.m.); Springwoods (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.); and Deep Eddy (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). On Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, only Barton Springs Pool will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. (swim at your own risk).  

  • Cemetery gates will remain open every day for regular hours (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Cemetery administrative offices will be closed Dec. 23, Dec. 24, and Dec. 31, 2021.  

Austin Parks and Recreation facility hours vary by location so please call ahead or visit AustinTexas.gov/Parksfor hours. Information on closures is available at AustinTexas.gov/ParkClosures.  

Austin Public Library Schedule  
Austin Public Library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 23; Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25. For New Year’s, the Library will be closed Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1. 

Library resources available remotely can be accessed at the Austin Public Library Website, library.austintexas.gov.

Austin Animal Center Schedule 
The Austin Animal Center will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, and remain closed through Dec. 25. The Center will be open during its regular hours on Sunday, Dec. 26. The Center will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 and remain closed through Jan. 1. The Center will be open during regular hours Sunday, Jan. 2. 
For questions about City services or information call 3-1-1. You can also submit service requests from the Austin 3-1-1 mobile app

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