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Independence Day Operating Hours and Closings

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City Facilities Closed Friday, July 3

DENTON, TX, June 29, 2020 – While certain City of Denton facilities are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, other facilities may experience service alterations on Friday, July 3 in observance of the federal Independence Day holiday. Please note the following with respect to specific City of Denton services and facilities.


All libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Modified library services and hours will resume on Monday, July 6. Visit library.cityofdenton.com to learn more about the Library’s modified services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Animal Services and Shelter

Animal Services and the Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center will be closed on Friday, July 3 and will resume regular hours on Saturday, July 4. To visit the Adoption Center, call (940) 349-7594 to schedule an appointment. To report an animal-related non-emergency, call (940) 349-8181 and select option 8. In case of an emergency, dial 911.

Parks and Recreation

Denia Rec Center, MLK Jr. Rec Center, Denton Civic Center, Denton Senior Center, Water Works Park, Civic Center Pool, Denton Natatorium, and Goldfield Tennis Center are currently closed, and will remain closed on July 3 and 4.

North Lakes Rec Center and North Lakes Driving Range will be open on Friday, July 3, but closed on Saturday, July 4. The driving range will reopen on Sunday, July 5 and the recreation center will reopen on Monday, July 6.

Public Safety

Public safety personnel will be on duty during the holiday. The Denton Police Department non-emergency number is (940) 349-8181, and in case of an emergency, dial 911.


Customer Service operations will be closed on Friday, July 3 and resume regular hours on Monday, July 6. To report a utility service emergency, call utilities dispatch at (940) 349-7000. Online bill pay and other self-service options will not be affected.

Solid Waste and Recycling

The City of Denton Landfill will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 3 and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 4. Currently, credit and debit cards are the only accepted forms of payment. Visit www.dentonrecycles.com for current schedule information.


Airport administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. The air traffic control tower will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the airfield will remain open 24 hours per day. Flight services will be available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the holiday.

For a complete list of facility closures and service modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.cityofdenton.com/coronavirus.

Fireworks in the City of Denton

The Denton Fire Department would like to remind the public that it is illegal to buy, sell, use, or possess fireworks in or within 5,000 feet of the Denton city limits. Offenders may be fined up to $2,000 and fireworks will be confiscated.

On behalf of the City of Denton, have a safe and happy holiday.

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