City Offices and Facilities Closed for Veterans Day

November 09, 2020  
Banner on the City of Jacksonville's float at the 2019 Veterans Day Parade that reads

In observance of Veterans Day, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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.
  • Municipal Code Compliance Division, 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department administrative offices, 515 N. Julia St.
  • Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offices, 214 N. Hogan St.
  • All community and senior centers, and gymnasiums managed by the Parks, Recreation  and Community Services 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.
  • Cecil Gym and Fitness Center, 13531 Lake Newman Drive

Jacksonville Public Library

All public libraries will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11. 

Garbage, Yard Waste and Recycling Collection

Collection services will run as scheduled.

630-CITY Call Center

The office will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11. Citizens can submit a request for City service online anytime at

Animal Care and Protective Services

The City’s animal shelter will be open to the public for an adoption event Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; however, the facility will be closed to all other services, including intake.

Tennis Centers

Boone Tennis Center will be open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. Southside and Fort Family Tennis centers will be closed on Wednesday, Nov 11.

Huguenot Memorial Park

Huguenot Memorial Park will be open from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. The 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 open from 8 a.m. –  6 p.m. Park day-users and campground visitors may enter from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. With the exception of permitted campers and their authorized visitors with passes, all visitors must depart by 6 p.m. Camping reservations close at 6 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 RVs set up by 9:30 p.m. After 9 p.m., no one may enter to set up on a campsite.