Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Florida Emancipation Day

Monday, May 17, 2021 | 

Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for

Florida Emancipation Day 

The following closures and service changes will occur in observance of the Florida Emancipation Day holiday on Thursday, May 20. Previously, on September 29, 2020 Leon County became the first county in Florida to officially recognize Florida Emancipation Day and to commemorate this important holiday.

Closed Thursday, May 20

  • Leon County offices
  • Leon County libraries
  • Leon County Animal Control
  • Leon County Solid Waste and Household Hazardous Waste Center

Remain Open for the Holidays

  • Leon County Parks and Recreation facilities (parks, greenways, campgrounds and boat landings)

Leon County Government, The Village Square and Tallahassee Museum invite you to celebrate and learn more about the important history of Florida Emancipation day at the sixth annual “Created Equal: Stretching Towards Freedom, A Conversation about Florida Emancipation Day” on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. RSVP to attend Created Equal, by visiting www.LeonCountyFl.gov/CreatedEqual .

Additional Service Information

All LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library branch libraries will close on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. The LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library will close on Wednesday, May 19 at 9 p.m.  All libraries will resume normal operating hours on Friday, May 21.

The Solid Waste Management Center on Apalachee Parkway will close on Wednesday, May 19 at 5 p.m. and will resume normal operating hours on Friday, May 21. Solid Waste will be open for extended hours on Saturday, May 22, from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Residential waste collection routes will be delayed one day for citizens whose normal pick-up day is during the holiday. Waste Pro’s holiday schedule can be found at Wasteprousa.com. For more information, call the Leon County Solid Waste Management Division at (850) 606-1800.

In the event of an animal-related emergency, service is available by calling the Consolidated Dispatch Agency at (850) 606-5800. Leon County Animal Control encourages residents to only use this service to report dangerous or aggressive dogs, sick or injured domestic animals and animal cruelty. Injured wildlife calls will be forwarded to the St. Francis Wildlife Association at (850) 627-4151.

For more information, please contact Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.

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Created Equal

Jarvis Rosier, a reenactor from the 2nd Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, walks to the Knott House before filming a segment for “Created Equal: Stretching Towards Freedom