City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:33 a.m.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the Waste to Energy Facility will be closed on Sunday, July 4. Because the Fourth of July is on Sunday, garbage pickup and curbside recycling will remain on its regular pickup schedule. Parking meters do not have to be plugged on Monday, July 5.

Here are some additional closures and cancellations:

  • All Spokane Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, July 5.
  • Spokane Municipal Court will be closed Friday, July 2 and Monday, July 5.
  • My Spokane 311 employees will not be available for in person, phone, or online customer service inquiries on Monday, July 5.
  • Development Services Center employees will not be available on Friday, July 2 and Monday, July 5.
  • Building inspection scheduling and permit applications are available online only Friday, July 2 and Monday, July 5.
  • The Spokane City Council briefing session and legislative meeting for the week of July 5 have been cancelled. The Council will resume its regular schedule on Monday, July 12, meeting at 3:30 and 6 p.m. Meetings are shown live on CityCable 5, the City’s government-access cable station, and are streamed on the web at Citizens can also sign up to provide testimony on an agenda item and call into the meeting.

Many City splash pads are open. For splash pad information, call the Aquatics Hotline at 625-6960 or go to the aquatics information on the web. City golf course are also open, reserve your tee time online. City pools will open for free open swimming starting Monday, July 5.

Additionally, Riverfront Park attractions, including the Looff Carrousel and the Numerica Skate Ribbon, and other activities, will be open during the holiday weekend. Details are available on the web.

Just a reminder: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Spokane, as well as in Spokane County and the cities of Spokane Valley, Cheney, and Liberty Lake. Fireworks fines range from $536 to $1,000 for each infraction. Residents can report violations by calling Crime Check at 456-2233.

Residents can dispose of unwanted fireworks in the household hazardous waste area at the Waste-to-Energy Facility. There is no disposal cost.

City water users are urged to follow summer conservation guidance as hot temperatures and the impacts of a nationwide chlorine shortage will put a strain on the system. Closely following summer conservation practices will help ease the stress. Please adopt an every-other-day, “odd/even” watering schedule, water your landscaping between 6 p.m. – 10 a.m., and turn your sprinklers off when it rains. For additional guidance visit our web site.