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Labor Day 2017 Closings, FREE Parking in Alexandria, Virginia

All City of Alexandria government offices are CLOSED on Monday, September 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

NOTE: There is FREE parking at metered spaces in Alexandria, Virginia on Labor Day. 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 September 4.

Here is the breakdown…

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will not be collected on September 4. Collection services will be delayed by one day during the week of September 4. The Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Center will be closed on September 4.

Animal Shelter: The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will be open weekend hours on September 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 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 September 4.

Historic Alexandria: The Lyceum, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will be open regular hours,10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on September 4 and the Historic Alexandria Store will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Alexandria Black History Museum, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, the Fort Ward Museum and the Friendship Fire House Museum will be closed. 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 will be closed Saturday, September 2, through Monday, September 4. The Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) will also be closed on September 4.

Recreation and Arts Centers: On September 4, the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatic Facility will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Charles Houston Recreation Center will be open from 10 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 September 4.

Outdoor Pools: The Old Town and Memorial outdoor pools will be open on September 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed on September 4.

State Offices: The following Commonwealth of Virginia offices in Alexandria will be closed on September 4: 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, September 4, Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH bus service will operate on a Sunday 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 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. For more information, visit

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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