A graphic that reads Thanksgiving Holiday.

City of Iowa City administrative offices and other facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Please note that trash, yard waste, and recycling will NOT be collected on Thanksgiving Day, but will be collected on Friday. Detailed schedule changes and other office closures are below. 

Other office closures and schedules for the holiday include: 

Airport: Office closed both days.

  • Jet Air available 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Thursday. Regular hours on Friday
  • After hours callout (for a fee)
  • 24-hour-self service available

Animal Care and Adoption Center: Closed both days; reopens Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. 

Cemetery: Office closed both days. 

  • Artificial wreaths and flowers, or other decorations may be placed on graves for the holidays.
  • These materials will remain in place through February. If not claimed, they will be removed.

Landfill and Recycling Center: Closed Thursday. Open regular hours Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Library: Closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday; closed Thursday; open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. 

ICPL Bookmobile: Not in service. 

Parking: Office closed both days; reopens Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

  • Ramps and meters will not be enforced on Thursday. 
  • Normal enforcement Friday. 
  • Ramps will be free on Saturday for Small Business Saturday. Meters will be enforced.

Parks and Recreation: Administrative offices closed both days. All facilities closed Thursday. 

  • Robert A. Lee Recreation Center: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday; the pool will be open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Regular facility and pool hours on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Mercer Park Aquatic Center: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday; the pool will be open 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Regular facility and pool hours on Saturday and Sunday.
  • For more information, visit icgov.org/parksandrec.

Police: Administration and Records offices closed. Patrol and station masters will be on duty. 

Refuse, Recycling, and Organics: No curbside collection on Thursday. Normal operations Friday. 

  • Residents on Thursday and Friday routes: have materials to the curb by 7 a.m. Friday.

Senior Center: Closed both days. 

Transit: No service Thursday. Saturday football schedule in place Friday. Normal service Saturday. 

  • There will be no #4 - Downtown Shuttle route Monday, Nov. 21- Friday, Nov. 25 due to UI Thanksgiving break. 

Water: Closed both days. For a water emergency, call the 24-hour emergency line at 319-356-5166. 

Wastewater: Office closed. For emergencies, call the 24-hour emergency number at 319-356-5177.

City offices and operations will return to normal schedules on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. 

Date of publication

Monday, November 14, 2022