Trash, recycling, and compost collection will remain on schedule Wednesday.
City of Austin administrative offices and other municipal facilities will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Trash, recycling, and compost collection for Austin Resource Recovery customers will remain on schedule Wednesday.
Austin Public Library branches, Recycled Reads Bookstore, and the Austin History Center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.
Recreation, senior, and cultural centers will be closed for Independence Day. Additionally, historical facilities and museums, including the Elizabet Ney Museum, O. Henry Museum, George Washington Carver Museum, Dougherty Arts Center, and Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will be closed Wednesday.
City of Austin golf courses and tennis centers will be open for regularly scheduled hours on Independence Day. All swimming pools will be open (except for Mabel Davis, Shipe, and Govalle). Barton Springs Pool will be open with staff on site, but no lifeguard on duty. Public swims at their own risk. View City pool hours online here.
Summer playground program sites, the Zilker Botanical Garden and the Austin Nature and Science Center will also be closed on Wednesday.
The Austin Animal Center will have modified hours, open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 4, many downtown roads will be closed for the H-E-B Austin Symphony 4th of July Concert and Fireworks. To see a complete list of closures for this event, click here.
The Austin Fire Department reminds you it is illegal to possess, use, or sell fireworks within the City of Austin. Call 3-1-1 to report illegal fireworks. Call 9-1-1 in case of emergency.
Please plan to arrive early and leave fireworks at home during July 4th travel at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Click here to learn more.
The City of Austin is encouraging Austinites and visitors to know how they are going to get home before they leave the house for a holiday and celebrations, so they can get home safe. Remember, the best and most responsible thing you can do to keep yourself and others safe is to plan ahead before heading out. Visit austintexas.gov/gethomesafe to see a list of options.
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301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701