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Published on May 20, 2024
Fort Worth City Services Adjust for Memorial Day, Recycling On, Public Transit ReschedulesSource: City of Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth's gearing up for a reflective Memorial Day, with city offices such as City Hall taking a break on Monday, May 27. According to the City of Fort Worth, while emergency services will be on their toes as usual, other areas like solid waste management and recreational facilities will observe the holiday, albeit with a twist.

Garbage and recycling won't take a day off, with no changes to the collection schedules, although drop-off stations and the Environmental Collection Center will be giving workers a breather on May 27. People looking to make inquiries or needing help with waste services, despite the holiday closures, can reach out to the hotline at 817-392-1234.

Animal lovers might need to reschedule visits to the Fort Worth Animal Shelter, as both the main campus and the North Animal Campus will be shutting their doors for the day. But for those keen on taking home a new furry friend, the PetSmart locations at Alliance and Hulen will welcome customers during regular business hours.

Bookworms will find all Fort Worth Public Library branches closed on May 27. However, workout enthusiasts will be glad to find that certain community centers - Victory Forest, Chisholm Trail, and Diamond Hill - will not be taking the day off. Golf and tennis aficionados can also hit the greens or courts as Rockwood Park and Pecan Valley golf courses, along with McLeland Tennis Center, remain open.

For residents needing to make a splash, Marine Park and Forest Park pools are unaffected by Memorial Day closures. For those looking to make their water payments or report urgent issues, the Water Department's automated system can be dialed in at any time at 817-392-4477.

Public transit riders should note that May 27 has Trinity Metro bus and ACCESS paratransit rolling on Sunday schedules. In contrast, both TEXRail and ZIPZONE on-demand rideshare services will stick to their regular schedules, making sure commuters aren't stranded. While the Customer Care Kiosk will be taking a day off, phone lines will be open for customer assistance from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 817-215-8600.