City of Georgetown offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. There will be normal solid waste and recycling collection on July 4.
The annual Sertoma Club Family July 4 Celebration starts at 11 a.m. July 4 in San Gabriel Park. Fireworks will start about 9:30 p.m. More details here.
City offices closed July 4
City offices and facilities closed July 4 for Independence Day include the following:
- Airport Terminal, 500 Terminal Drive
- Animal Shelter, 110 Walden Drive
- Art Center, 816 S. Main St.
- City Hall, 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St.
- Council and Courts Building (including Municipal Court), 510 W. Ninth St.
- Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.
- Grace Heritage Center, 817 S. Main St.
- Parks and Recreation Administration, 1101 N. College St.
- Planning Department, 809 Martin Luther King Jr. St.
- Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.
- Public Safety Operations and Training Center, Police Records, and Fire Support Services offices, 3500 D.B. Wood Road
- Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., including the indoor and outdoor pools
- River Ridge Pool, 414 S. Ridge Circle
- Tennis Center, 400 Serenada Drive
- Village Pool, 370 Village Commons Blvd.
- Visitors Center, 103 W. Seventh St.
Facilities open July 4
- Collection Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive, will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243, will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Splash pads at Garey Park, San Jose Park, Rabbit Hill Park, and downtown at Ninth and Main streets
- Williams Drive Pool, 3201 Williams Dr.
GoGeo paratransit bus service
There will be no service Tuesday, July 4.
Regular solid waste and recycling collection
There will be regular solid waste and recycling collection for City of Georgetown customers Tuesday, July 4. For questions about trash or recycling collection, call Texas Disposal Systems at 512-930-1715.
The Collection Station at 250 W.L. Walden Drive will be open normal hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4.
Sertoma July 4 celebration
The annual Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Georgetown Sertoma Club in San Gabriel Park is Tuesday, July 4. Come visit craft vendors, the car show, a children’s area, and food vendors. Admission is free.
A children’s parade with decorated bikes and wagons starts at 11 a.m. by the low-water crossing. Line-up starts at 10:30 a.m. Live entertainment at the amphitheater begins at noon. The fireworks show begins about 9:30 p.m.
Personal fireworks prohibited
By City of Georgetown ordinance, fireworks are not allowed in the city limits of Georgetown or within 5,000 feet of the city limits, unless they are used in a permitted display authorized by the Georgetown Fire Department. This area outside city limits includes, but is not limited to, the neighborhoods of Cedar Hollow, Crystal Knoll, Escalera, Fountainwood, Indian Creek, Logan Ranch Road, Lost Rivers, Oak Crest, Olde Oak Estates, Serenada, Shady Oaks, Turtle Bend, and Woodland Park, and areas along D.B Wood Road.
Violations can lead to fines of up to $2,000 per firework. To view a map showing the 5,000-foot boundary, go to georgetown.org/gis/pdfs//FireworksBanAreaMap_Letter.pdf.
Additionally, please make sure your dog is secure inside your home, particularly during the evenings of the holiday weekend. Georgetown animal control officers pickup several loose dogs around the Fourth of July and New Year’s holidays, many of whom are never reunited with their owners.
Fireworks can be triggering for veterans and pets
Please remember that loud noises like fireworks can be triggering for our veterans.
Fireworks also can be upsetting for pets. Please do not bring dogs to the fireworks show July 4 in San Gabriel Park and make sure your dog(s) is secure inside your home, particularly during the evenings of the holiday weekend. Georgetown animal control officers pickup several loose dogs around the Fourth of July and New Year’s holidays, many of whom are never reunited with their owners.
If your dog has a tendency to become anxious at loud noises, please consider staying home with the animal; playing music in the house to drown out the noise of fireworks; and/or buying a product that “hugs” the dog. Your veterinarian also may be able to provide a sedative or calming medication for the dog.
For more ideas on keeping your dog safe this holiday, please see the article, “10 Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips.”