Thursday, January 13, 2022

City of Austin Offices, Facilities Close for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


  Administrative offices and municipal facilities will be closed January 17 in observance of the holiday

Parks and Recreation Facilities
Most Austin Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. However, City parks, golf courses, cemeteries, and some pools will be open. Facility hours vary by location so please call ahead or visit for details. Information on closures is available at

Trash, Recycling and Composting Schedules
Austin Resource Recovery curbside services will not be affected by the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and the Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center will be open, by appointment only ( Download the Austin Recycles App or visit to view your collection schedule.

Austin Public Health COVID-19 Test & Vaccination Site Schedules and Dashboard
The Travis County Expo Center will remain open to the public on Monday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Austin Public Health COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17.
The COVID-19 Surveillance, Key Indicators and Long Term Care Facilities dashboards will not be updated on Monday, Jan. 17. Updates will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Austin Public Library Schedule
Austin Public Library, Recycled Reads Bookstore, and the Austin History Center branches will be closed on Jan. 17. Library resources available remotely can be accessed at the Austin Public Library Website,
Austin Animal Center Schedule
The Austin Animal Center will be closed to the public on Jan. 17. and will resume regular hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.*) the following day. Residents who find a stray pet are encouraged to visit for tips on finding the owner. *Due to staffing concerns related to COVID-19 and the difficulty in filling open vacancies, the Austin Animal Center will temporarily be closed to the public on Sundays starting Jan. 23. Direct animal care staff and volunteers will be onsite to provide care.

For questions about city services or information call 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000. You can also submit service requests from the Austin 3-1-1 mobile app.