City Offices and Facilities Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 21, 2018  
Happy Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23.

Closures include:

  • City Hall at St. James, 117 W. Duval St.
  • Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Jake M. Godbold City Hall Annex, 407 N. Laura St.
  • Yates Building, 231 E. Forsyth St.
    • (The Office of the Tax Collector, including all Tax Collector branch offices and The Office of the Property Appraiser)
  • Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams St.
  • Supervisor of Elections main office, 105 E. Monroe St.
  • Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St.
  • Municipal Code Compliance Division, 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department administrative offices, 515 N. Julia St.
  • Parks and Recreation Department offices, 214 N. Hogan St.
  • All community and senior centers and gymnasiums managed by the Parks and Recreation Department
  • Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park Nature Center, 7000 Roosevelt Blvd.
  • Victim Services Center, 403 W. 10th St.
  • Kids Hope Alliance, 1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
  • Social Service Division Emergency Assistance office, 1809 Art Museum Drive
  • Right-of-Way and Stormwater Management Division administrative offices, 609 St. Johns Bluff Road
  • Mowing and Landscape Maintenance Division administrative offices, 609 St. Johns Bluff Road
  • Solid Waste Division administrative offices, 1031 Superior St.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 2675 Commonwealth Ave.
  • The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St.
  • Jacksonville Public Library – All branches will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21
  • Cecil Gym and Fitness Center, 13531 Lake Newman Drive
  • Cecil Aquatic Center, 13611 Normandy Blvd.

Garbage, Yard Waste and Recycling Collection

There will be no collection Thursday, Nov. 22. The make-up day will be Saturday, Nov. 24. Solid waste residential collections will take place as regularly scheduled Friday, Nov. 23.

630-CITY Call Center

The office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 25, and will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Citizens can submit a request for City service online anytime at

Tennis Centers

Tennis centers will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23.


All outdoor pools are closed for the season.

Huguenot Memorial Park

Huguenot Memorial Park will be open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23. Admissions gate closes for entry at 5 p.m. Camping is available.
Periodically, Huguenot Memorial Park managers must implement limited beach parking plans in preparation for high tides or other natural occurrences which could cause beach and/or park closures if maximum vehicle capacity is reached.  Park-goers are always encouraged to check conditions before visiting the park by calling (904) 255-4255 or visiting

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park will maintain regular hours, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Park day-users and campground visitors may enter from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. All but permitted campers and their authorized visitors with passes must depart by 6 p.m. Camping reservations close at 5:30 p.m. daily. Only campers with prepaid reservations can gain access from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. People without a prepaid pass waiting for them will not be admitted after 5:30 p.m. All campers must check-in by 9 p.m. and have tents and RV’s set up by 9:30 p.m. After 9 p.m., no one may enter to set up on a campsite.