City of Iowa City administrative offices at City Hall and other facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Other closures or adjustments to schedules for the holiday are as follows:

Airport: The administration office will be closed Thursday and Friday. Jet Air will be available Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Available after hours for callout at 319-248-1200 (fees apply).  Self-serve Avgas and Jet-A available around the clock.

Animal Care and Adoption Center: Closed both days.

Cemetery: The office at Oakland Cemetery will be closed both Thursday and Friday. Artificial wreaths, artificial flowers, or other decorations may be placed on graves for the holidays. These materials will remain in place through the end of February 2015. If not claimed by then, they will be removed by Cemetery staff.

Landfill and Recycling Center: Closed Thursday, but open regular hours on Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Library: The Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. It will be closed all day Thursday. Friday hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Parking: The Parking and Transportation Office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. On Thursday and Friday, ramp and on-street metered parking will be free. On Saturday, on-street metered and ramp parking will be free in support of Small Business Saturday.

Parks and Recreation: On Wednesday, pools at both recreational facilities will close at 4 p.m. and all Parks and Recreation facilities and offices will close at 5 p.m. On Thanksgiving Day, all facilities will be closed. On Friday, Parks and Recreation offices will be closed, but recreation centers will be open as follows: Mercer/Scanlon, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 1 to 9 p.m. Pools at both facilities will open at 1 p.m.

Police: Patrol personnel and station masters will be on duty, and the Police Department front desk will be open.

Senior Center: The Senior Center will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, and no extended member hours or evening programs will be scheduled. On Thanksgiving, the center will be closed, but senior meals will be served. On Friday, the center will be closed; meals will not be served. Regular Senior Center hours and member access will resume on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Solid Waste: Refuse, recycling, and yard waste will not be collected on Thanksgiving Day. Operations will resume on Friday, when both Thursday and Friday routes will be collected. Residents on these routes should place materials at the curb by 7 a.m. on Friday, although the City cannot determine exactly what time the items will be collected.

Transit: There will be no free shuttle service from Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 27. On Thanksgiving, the Parking and Transportation Office will be closed and buses will not run. On Friday, the office will be closed, but Transit will operate a "Saturday schedule,” free of charge. Rides will also be free on Saturday, when a Saturday schedule will again be in effect.

Water: The Water Division office will be closed both days, but a 24-hour emergency line and on-call staff will be available. Residents who have a water emergency should call 319-356-5166 for assistance.

City offices and operations will return to normal schedules on Monday, Nov. 30.

For more information, contact Shannon McMahon, Communications Coordinator, at 319-356-5058 or e-mail

Date of publication

Tuesday, November 17, 2015