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Posted on: August 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City facilities closed Sept. 4 for Labor Day; Recreation facilities begin transition to fall/winter

A graphic with tools and other work-related items detailing the Labor Day service changes.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — All city administrative offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 in observation of the Labor Day holiday. Normal business hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Battle Creek Transit buses and vans will not run on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, and regular schedules will resume Tuesday, Sept. 5. Republic Services is also closed on Labor Day, resulting in all garbage, recycling, and yard waste curbside pickup being delayed by one day next week.

Flash Flood Water Park is open during Labor Day weekend, with the last day for the community to enjoy the 2023 season on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Flash Flood will still host the 2023 Puppy Plunge on Saturday, Sept. 9. To sign up, visit and click “Register Now!” on the left side of the homepage.

Full Blast Recreation Center will be closed Thursday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 4, for gym floor refinishing and the Labor Day holiday. Upon reopening on Tuesday, Sept. 5, winter hours will be in effect, as follows: 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

The Claude Evans Park splash pad will shut down for the season following the Labor Day weekend, and will return for neighbors to enjoy by Memorial Day of next year.

The water feature at Wave Square will still run through the month of September and then it will be shut down, returning by next year’s Memorial Day.

The Willard Beach swimming area will close for the season after the Labor Day weekend, returning by Memorial Day of next year, as well. Vehicle access will continue through October and then it will be shut down, reopening by next April. Pedestrian access will continue through the fall and winter season.


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