City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for 2017 Columbus Day Holiday
For Immediate Release: October 3, 2017
All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Monday, October 9, in observance of Columbus Day. The following list includes schedule information for other City facilities and partner agencies.
Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will not be collected on October 9. Collection services will be delayed by one day during the week of October 9. The Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Center will be closed on October 9.
Animal Shelter: On October 9, the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will be open during its regular hours, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Animal visiting hours will begin at noon.
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 (3329 King St.) will be closed on October 9.
Historic Alexandria: Four Historic Alexandria sites will be open on October 4: The Lyceum (open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Gadsby's Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (both open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and the Historic Alexandria Store (open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). The Alexandria Black History Museum, Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Fort Ward Museum and the Friendship Firehouse Museum are closed on Mondays. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Historic 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 will be closed on October 9. The Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) will also be closed on October 9.
Parking: On October 9, 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. 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 October 9.
Recreation and Arts Centers: On October 9, the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Charles Houston Recreation Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the Torpedo Factory Art Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All other City recreation and arts centers will be closed on October 9.
Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed on October 9.
State Offices: The following Commonwealth of Virginia offices in Alexandria will be closed on October 9: the Circuit Court, Clerk of Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and Court Service Unit located in the Alexandria Courthouse at 520 King St.; and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office on 2681 Mill Road.
Transit: On Monday, October 9, Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH bus service will operate on a Saturday schedule. The free King Street Trolley will operate on its normal schedule, every 10 to 15 minutes, between the King Street Metro Station and the Potomac River waterfront, from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.dashbus.com.
For more media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.746.3959.
This news release is available at www.alexandriava.gov/99888.