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Modified District Government Services for Memorial Day

Thursday, May 23, 2024

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, May 27, the District Government will observe Memorial Day. While some services will be affected, many District employees will continue serving to maintain essential District operations.           
Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) outdoor pools will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 am – 6 pm. Outdoor pool details at Spray parks will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 am – 6 pm. Spray park details at Outdoor parks, playgrounds, athletic courts, and fields will be open. All previously permitted events on these outdoor spaces will take place as scheduled.        
Access to Emergency Shelter              
All low-barrier shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness operate year-round. Most low-barrier shelters remain open 24 hours and will remain open all day on Monday, May 27. Individuals and families seeking access to homeless services should call the DC Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311 at any time of the day or night.           
The Downtown Day Services Center (The Center), located at 1313 New York Ave NW, is providing walk-in services to guests with no appointment required. Center hours of operation are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Entry will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests will be provided with a wristband that must be worn while in the Center. Available walk-in services include showers, laundry, medical & mental health treatment, computer access, electronic/mobile device charging, housing case management, employment counseling, harm reduction services, legal counseling, and other vital services. Full capacity lunch services will continue Monday through Friday 11 am – 1 pm.             
Zoe’s Doors Youth Drop-In Center for residents experiencing homelessness, located at 900 Rhode Island Avenue NE, offers a safe place for youth 24-hours a day and will be open on Monday, May 27.  
DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) Community members experiencing mental wellness challenges or crises may call 988 anytime to connect with a trained counselor. The following resources are also open on Monday, May 27:   

  • The DC Stabilization Center, located at 35 K Street NE, is a 24/7 safe place for people experiencing a substance use disorder crisis to get the help they need and is open to individuals 18 years and older at no-cost, and with no insurance necessary.
  • The Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) provides 24/7 emergency psychiatric services and extended observation beds for individuals 18 years of age and older by calling (202) 673-9319.
  • The Community Response Team (CRT) provides 24/7 support to adults who are experiencing emotional, psychiatric or substance use vulnerabilities, including on-the-spot assessment and referral to behavioral health care. The response team is available by calling (202) 673-6495.    

DC Public Library (DCPL) neighborhood locations and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 and reopen on Tuesday, May 28. The Library will be available online at For more information on available, visit or download the Library’s app.     
Modified Service Adjustments              
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will not collect household trash and recycling on Monday, May 27. Trash and recycling collections will “slide” for the remainder of the week into Saturday. For example, households that normally receive trash and recycling collections on Monday, May 27 will be serviced on Tuesday, May 28. Bulk trash removal will be suspended on Monday, May 27.  
The Benning Road Transfer Station is closed for renovations until further notice. The Fort Totten Transfer Station is always closed to the public on Mondays. It will be open on Tuesday, May 28 for normal residential drop-off.      
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will suspend construction and work zones for non-emergency work in roadways, alleys, and sidewalks within the District’s right of way. This includes manhole access and construction-related deliveries. Approved construction activities may resume Tuesday, May 28 during permitted work hours.               
Lane Restrictions:                
DDOT will suspend reversible lane operations city-wide on Monday, May 27, on the following:    

  • Canal Road between Chain Bridge and Foxhall Road NW     
  • Rock Creek Parkway (controlled by the National Park Service)   
  • 16th Street NW between Irving Street and Arkansas Avenue NW    

The DC Department of Buildings (DOB) does not normally permit construction on District Government holidays, and violations could result in a Stop Work Order and fines. No construction will be allowed on Monday, May 27, for the holiday without a companion Afterhours Permit. Without a companion Afterhours Permit, work for which a construction permit is required is illegal and could result in a Stop Work Order and may be subject to a $4,000 fine. Illegal construction reports can be made using the Illegal Construction Inspection Request Form or afterhours by calling 311. DOB offers many online services, tools, and resources, enabling customers to conduct business 24 hours per day, seven days per week.                
Parking Enforcement:                
All parking enforcement will be suspended on Monday, May 27, except for Streetcar ticketing and towing. Parking enforcement will resume on Tuesday, May 28.  
All DC Circulator routes are operating on normal schedule. DC Streetcar will operate on a normal schedule.    
DC Public Schools (DCPS) will be closed on Monday, May 27 and reopen on Tuesday, May 28. 
Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) recreation centers, community centers, and indoor aquatic centers will be closed on Monday, May 27. DPR facilities will return to normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 28.   
The Department of Human Services Economic Security Administration Service Centers will be closed on Monday, May 27.  
The DC Health & Wellness Center (77 P Street NE) will be closed on Monday, May 27.  
DC Health’s Vital Records Division will be closed on Monday, May 27.  
DC Health’s Licensing and Renewal Division will be closed Monday, May 27 with the exception of the online license applications system which will be available at         
All Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations will be closed on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.    
Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's free mobile app.   
The Department of Employment Services Navigation Call Center and all-American Job Centers will be closed on Monday, May 27. Residents are encouraged to file unemployment insurance claims online at              
The Sasha Bruce Youth Drop-In Center for District residents experiencing homelessness will be closed on Monday, May 27.  

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