What’s Open and Closed for the Cesar Chavez Holiday

City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed Thursday, March 31, 2022 for the new Cesar Chavez holiday. San Antonio is the first city in the country to recognize it as a paid holiday. 

You may be wondering, “do I have to take the trash out?” Yes, you will because collection services will continue to operate normally. Public safety and emergency services will also remain in operation. Other City services will operate as follows: 


  • Police will be on duty 
  • SAPD’s Detention Center and the Magistrate Court 
  • Fire and EMS personnel will be on duty 
  • 3-1-1 Call Center will be operational from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (until 11 p.m. for urgent animal care or traffic related concerns) 
  • All Curative Testing locations and Community Lab Mass Testing Sites and select vaccination clinics will be open unless otherwise indicated 
  • Animal Care Officers will be on duty 
  • Animal Care Services and Adoption Center will remain open at normal hours (1-7 p.m.) 
  • Code Enforcement Officers will be available for inspections and emergency coverage 
  • Downtown parking rates will apply, and regular meter rates will also be in effect 
  • La Villita and Market Square shops 
  • City parks and trails 
  • Dead animal collection crews 
  • Recycling, organics, and garbage will operate on regular collection days 
  • Bitters and Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling 
  • Bulky waste collection centers (Bitters, Culebra, Frio City and Rigsby) and Culebra household hazardous waste site 
  • Spanish Governor’s Palace 
  • Head Start administrative offices and school district sites  
  • Alicia Trevino Lopez and Doris Griffin Senior Centers (manned by WellMed personnel) 
  • Pre-K 4 SA Centers, CEO and corporate office 



  • SAPD’s Administration and Records Section 
  • SAFD Administrative Offices 
  • San Antonio Municipal Court 
  • All Metro Health clinics and programs (Immunization Clinic on North Mel Waiters Way, WIC, Healthy Start, Project Worth, San Antonio Lactation Support Center, and Oral Health) 
  • The COVID-19 Hotline 
  • Housing Assistance Hotline 
  • Homeless Connections Hotline (210-207-1799)  
  • All Senior/Adult Comprehensive Centers and Senior Nutrition Sites, with the exception of Alicia Trevino Lopez and Doris Griffin Senior Centers (will be open)  
  • Willie Velasquez, Claude Black and Frank Garrett community centers  
  • Child Care Services administrative offices  
  • The Darner Headquarters and Park Reservations Office 
  • City of San Antonio Community Centers, Adult & Senior Centers, the Natatorium, Fairchild and McFarlin Tennis Centers and the Barrera Community Fitness Center  
  • Limited Fitness and Park classes will be held. Please check the schedule 
  • Office of the City Clerk, Passports, Vital Records and Municipal Archives and Records 
  • Alamodome Offices and Box Office 
  • Central Library and all branch libraries 
  • Development Services Department 
  • Office of Historic Preservation 
  • Planning Department 
  • Neighborhood and Housing Services 
  • The Carver Community Cultural Center 
  • La Villita and Market Square Administrative Offices 
  • Centro de Artes Gallery at Market Square 
  • Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas 
  • Solid Waste Management Department Administrative Offices