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Modified District Government Services for Memorial Day

Thursday, May 25, 2023

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, May 29, 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. 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. All low-barrier shelters remain open 24 hours and will remain open all day on Monday, May 29. 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) 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, located at 900 Rhode Island Avenue NE, will be open from 8 am  – 7 pm on Monday, May 29. 

Modified Service Adjustments      
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will “slide” household trash and recycling collections for the remainder of the week into Saturday.    

  • The Benning Road Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, May 29, but will be open on Tuesday, May 30 for approved Business Improvement Districts (BIDs and Clean Teams only.)  Residential drop off will resume on Wednesday, May 31 for bulk trash and recycling.      
  • The Fort Totten Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, May 29, but will be open on Tuesday, May 30 for commercial businesses.         

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 30 during permitted work hours.       
Lane Restrictions:        
DDOT will not run normal reversible lane operations on Monday, May 29, on the following:  

  • Canal Road between Chain Bridge and Foxhall Road NW
  • Rock Creek Parkway (controlled by the National Park service)   

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 29 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 29, except for Streetcar ticketing and towing. Parking enforcement will resume on Tuesday, May 30.       

All DC Circulator and DC Streetcar routes are operating on normal schedule.       

DC Public Schools (DCPS) will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Schools will reopen for students on Tuesday, May 30.   

DC Public Library (DCPL) neighborhood locations and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 and reopen on Tuesday, May 30. DCPL will be available online at For more information on available Library programs, visit or download the Library’s app.    
DPR Recreation and indoor Aquatic Centers will be closed on Monday, May 29. 
The Department of Human Services Economic Security Administration Service Centers will be closed on Monday, May 29. 
The DC Health & Wellness Center (77 P Street, NE) will be closed on Monday, May 29. 
DC Health’s Vital Records Division will be closed on Monday, May 29. 
DC Health’s Licensing and Renewal Division will be closed Monday, May 29, 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 27 and Monday, May 29. Customers are encouraged to use online options by visiting      
The Department of Employment Services Navigation Call Center and all-American Job Centers will be closed on Monday, May 29. Residents are encouraged to file unemployment insurance claims online at      
The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Hotline will be closed on Monday, May 29. 
The Sasha Bruce Youth Drop-In Center for District residents experiencing homelessness will be closed on Monday, May 29. 

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