City details Labor Day activities, closures

Parking meters don't have to be plugged on Labor Day

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:33 p.m.

In observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 1, Spokane City Hall will be closed along with other City facilities, including the garbage transfer stations and the Waste-to-Energy facility.

Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Labor Day, and garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be a day late all week with Friday’s pickup occurring on Saturday. The City’s Municipal Court also will be closed.

Spokane Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1. The Eastside, Hillyard, and Indian Trail library branches also will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 2, because those branches normally are closed on Mondays so the holiday is observed on Tuesday.

The Spokane City Council has cancelled its meeting for the week of Sept. 1. The Council will meet next on Monday, Sept. 8, for its regular 3:30 p.m. briefing session and the 6 p.m. legislative session. The Council meets in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Meetings also are shown live on CityCable 5, the City’s government-access cable station, and on the web at

Meanwhile, the Riverfront Park attractions, including Spokane Falls Skyride, Pavilion rides, mini-golf, Rotary Riverfront Fountain, and Carousel, are open throughout the weekend and on Labor Day. Pig Out in the Park, featuring lots of food and music, also is scheduled Aug. 27 – Sept. 1 in the park. Go to for information on all activities.

The City aquatic centers are closed for the season, but splash pads and golf courses will be open throughout the weekend. For splash pad locations, go to or call the Aquatics Hotline 625.6960. For golf information, go to

The Spokane Symphony performs at its annual free Labor Day concert in Comstock Park on Monday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m.