Schedule of Services for Independence Day

Page updated on Jun 25, 2020 at 7:23 AM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. The following list includes schedule information for City services and partner agencies for the week of Independence Day. For links to detailed information about changes to City services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit

Resource Recovery: Regularly scheduled resource recovery collection services -- including refuse, recycling, scheduled metal pickup, and bulk trash -- will occur on their normal schedules Monday, June 29, through Thursday, July 2. The City is currently collecting yard waste only on Fridays, but will not collect yard waste on Friday, July 3. Curbside yard waste collection will resume the following week, on Friday, July 10.

Animal Shelter: The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will be open on Friday, July 3, by appointment only and closed on Saturday, July 4. To make an appointment, email or call 703.746.4774. For an animal emergency, call 703.746.4444.

Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.), the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) and the Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be closed on Friday, July 3.

Historic Alexandria: All City museums remain closed to the public until further notice. For more information, visit or call 703.746.4554.

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 703.746.5778; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273. 

Libraries:  All Alexandria Library branches and the Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) remain closed to the public until further notice. Curbside service will not be available on Friday, July 3. 

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with posted parking time limits, on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces, and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no-parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities). Temporary no-parking signs will be enforced on July 3 and 4.

Impound Lot: The City’s Impound Facility (5249 Eisenhower Ave.) will be closed on Friday, July 3.

Recreation and Arts Centers: On Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, all recreation and nature centers will be closed, including Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility. The Torpedo Factory Art Center will be open with limited capacity on Friday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will be closed on Saturday, July 4.

Outdoor Pools: Old Town Pool will be open for ticketed swimming on Friday, July 3, from noon to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance reservation is required for ticketed entry and reservations for July 3-4 will be available at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 25. Warwick Pool and Memorial Pool will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Visit for more information.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3.

State Offices: On Friday, July 3, the Alexandria Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, the Alexandria Circuit Court, the Alexandria General District Court, the Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and the Court Service Unit located in the Alexandria Courthouse (520 King St.) will be closed. The Department of Motor Vehicles (2681 Mill Rd.) will be closed on July 3 and July 4.

Transit: On Friday, July 3, regular DASH bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule. The free King Street Trolley remains suspended until further notice. For more information, visit