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    Presidents’ Day Closures and Free Parking – What You Need to Know


    On Monday, February 20, 2023, City offices and facilities will be closed in observance of Presidents Day. This includes City Hall offices, the water office, transfer station, and the Aquatic Center.[0] The City of Enterprise offices, City of Michigan City offices, City of Killeen offices, City of Williamsburg offices, City of Georgetown offices, City of Surprise administrative offices, and City of Grand Junction offices will also be closed. Federal and state offices, York County government offices and courts, and County offices, family resource centers, libraries and animal shelters will be closed, while the MOST will open at 9:30am.[1] Trash and recycling collection will be modified, and parking is free in city garages, parking lots and at on-street pay stations.

    The holiday began as a federal holiday in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington’s birthday, and then it became popularly known as Presidents' Day.[2] This was due to Congress passing the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1968 which designated the official celebration of Washington’s birthday as the third Monday in February.[3] This allowed the holiday to become a three-day weekend. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names for the holiday, the federal Office of Personnel Management refers to the holiday as Washington’s Birthday in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code.[4]

    Presidents' Day has become a time to honor all presidents, past and present.[5] County parks, preserves and campgrounds will be open during normal business hours, while recreation centers will be open to the public.[6] People can take advantage of the free parking in city garages, parking lots, and at on-street pay stations. The Department of Motor Vehicles and other related state offices will also be closed on this day.

    0. “City of Sedalia to Observe Presidents Day”, 16 Feb. 2023,

    1. “County Offices to Close for Presidents Day Holiday”, 16 Feb. 2023,

    2. “Presidents Day 2023: What’s open, what’s closed in the DC area” WTOP, 17 Feb. 2023,

    3. “Is it Presidents Day or Washington's Birthday? What to know about the holiday.” MarketWatch, 17 Feb. 2023,

    4. “Rio Hondo College's Four-Day Weekend Starts Friday” El Paisano, 14 Feb. 2023,

    5. “2023 Presidents' Day Closings and City Service Schedules” City of Arlington, 15 Feb. 2023,

    6. “City of Boulder Closures for Presidents Day, Feb. 20” City of Boulder, 15 Feb. 2023,

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