Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day and, when it comes to the City of Greensboro, some parts of the government will be going full steam while other parts will let their employees have the day off like most everyone else.

Since, assuming the weather is good, a lot of Greensboro residents will want to enjoy the outdoors, city parks, trails, and greenways will remain open.

Also, Gillespie Golf Course will operate on a normal schedule. You can call 336-373-5850 if you’d like to schedule a tee time and hit the links during the long weekend.

Lake Brandt and Lake Townsend will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On the other hand, Lake Higgins will be closed.

Kids will be glad to know that city pools and spraygrounds will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 25, and also be open on May 26 and May 27. (However, city officials note that that’s “pending the successful completion of Guilford County Health Department inspections and permitting.”)

 There will be a lot of closures for the holiday as well, since, of course, it’s a holiday.  The following will be shut down for Memorial Day: Parks and Recreation Department administrative offices, recreation centers, Greensboro Sportsplex, Smith Active Adult Center, Trotter Active Adult Center, Xperience @ Caldcleugh, Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion at Barber Park, and the Greensboro Youth Council.

City offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 as well.

The yard waste and trash collection people get the day off: There are no trash or recycling collections that day. Instead, collections scheduled for the Monday holiday will take place on Tuesday, May 28 – and Tuesday’s will take place Wednesday, May 29. All other collection dates will remain the same.

The White Street Landfill and Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, May 27.

On Memorial Day, GTA will operate on a Saturday schedule hourly from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Route 11 will not serve GTCC’s Jamestown campus.

Access GSO will offer services on a Saturday schedule from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Greensboro Public Libraries, Greensboro History Museum, and Greensboro Cultural Center will all be closed on Monday, May 27.

Emergency services will be available for water and sewer needs since those services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Water customers can call 336-373-2489 to report water or sewer problems. If you have a water or sewer issue, after placing the call, follow the prompts to connect to the Water Resources dispatcher.