City offices to close for July 4

Most public facilities will be closed July 4 for the observation of Independence Day, while Juneau will host a parade starting at 11 a.m. and Douglas will have another parade at 2 p.m. that day, the City and Borough of Juneau announced Wednesday.

Among the July 4 closures are City Hall, all public libraries, the Auke Bay and Aurora Harbor offices, the Juneau Police Department’s administrative offices, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, the Dimond Park Aquatic Center, the Augustus Brown Pool and the Zach Gordon Youth Center.

Capital Transit and Care-A-Van, Juneau’s public transportation services, will also not operate on the holiday.

The festivities will spill over to July 3 as well, with St. Ann’s Avenue in Douglas being closed to traffic from Summers Street to 3rd Street starting at noon July 3 and continuing through July 4 for the Douglas Soapbox Derby.

Vehicles parked along the parade and derby routes will be impounded at owners’ expense, the city warned.

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