Monday, June 20, 2022

City of Austin Closures for Juneteenth Holiday

Some City of Austin administrative offices and public facilities will close for the Juneteenth holiday today, Monday, June 20, 2022.

Parks and Recreation Facilities
City of Austin Recreation Centers, Senior Centers as well as Museums and Cultural Centers will be closed on Monday. City parks, playgrounds, tennis centers, and golf courses will be open for their regularly scheduled hours on Juneteenth. View City pool hours online at AustinTexas.gov/Pools. Find all Austin Parks and Recreation facility closure information at AustinTexas.gov/ParkClosures.

Austin Resource Recovery 
All Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) trash, recycling and compost collections will be unaffected for the Juneteenth holiday. For the most up-to-date information on all your ARR collections, download the Austin Recycles App for your Apple or Android device or visit AustinTexas.gov/MySchedule to sign up for collection reminders and alerts. Administrative offices will be closed Monday and the Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center is open by appointment only. Austin/Travis County residents can schedule a drop-off time through the Austin Recycles mobile app or online at AustinTexas.gov/Dropoff

Austin Energy
Utility Customer Service Centers (walk-in branches) and Utility Contact Center (call center) will be closed for Juneteenth. Utility bill payments can be made at COAutilities.com. Other ways to pay can be found here.

Austin Public Health 
Austin Public Health testing and vaccine sites will be closed Monday and will resume on Tuesday, June 21.

Austin Public Library
Austin Public Library branches, Central Library and the Austin History Center will be closed on Monday. Library resources that are available remotely can be accessed at the Austin Public Library website: Library.AustinTexas.gov.

Austin Animal Center
Austin Animal Center will be open Monday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

About Juneteenth
On June 19th, 1865, the news finally reached Galveston, Texas that the Civil War had ended and that enslaved Africans and African descendants were free. The following year, the day became known as “Juneteenth” and there were celebrations and political rallies across Texas.
 
Austin City Council established Juneteenth as an annual City holiday on the 19th day of June of each year, beginning 2021, to memorialize the end of chattel slavery in the United States and to celebrate the Africans and African descendants who survived an inhumane economic system and thrived as American citizens.

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