City closures planned for Thanksgiving

Check out “Winter Glow Spectacular” in Riverfront Park

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Friday, November 20, 2015 at 4:37 p.m.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Spokane City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27. Municipal Court also will be closed both days.

City libraries and the Waste-to-Energy Facility recycling and disposal site will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and open regular operating hours for the rest of the weekend.

Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be a day late the week of Thanksgiving for residents whose garbage is normally picked up on Thursday and Friday. Because of the holiday, crews will do Thursday rounds on Friday, Nov. 27, and Friday rounds on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Additionally, the Waste to Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd., and Northside Landfill, 5502 W. Nine Mile Road – the two sites where storm debris is being collected for free – will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. Otherwise, the landfill is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the Waste to Energy Facility is open from 7:30 to 5 p.m. daily through Nov. 29, for the free service.

Residents and visitors don’t have to plug parking meters on Thanksgiving Day. For the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend, normal meter use rules apply.

Meanwhile, the Riverfront Park attractions, including the Ice Palace, Looff Carrousel and SkyRide are closed on Thanksgiving Day but open the day after Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday weekend. Go to for hours of operation.

“Winter Glow Spectacular” in Riverfront Park launches with a lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. on Spokane Falls Boulevard adjacent to the park. Lighting displays will be featured throughout the park until Dec. 31. More information is available at

Check out more things to do on the Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Event Calendar and the Visit Spokane calendar.