Wilson Park at holiday time. Wilson Park at holiday time. (City File Photo/Darrell Shoemaker)



RAPID CITY--City offices will be adjusting schedules in observance of the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.

            CITY OFFICES: City Hall offices will close at noon Christmas Eve Day and are closed Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1.  Other city departments decide on an individual basis if they will close early on Christmas Eve Day. 

            RAPID CITY LANDFILL/TRASH COLLECTION:  The Rapid City Landfill facility will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  Trash collection for Christmas week and New Year's week includes normal collection on Monday, with collections Tuesday to Friday completed a day earlier than normal, leave out until collected.

            RAPID CITY LIBRARY: The library will close at 3 p.m. December 24 and will be closed all day December 25.  The facility will close at 5 p.m. December 31 and will be closed New Year's Day.

            RAPID TRANSIT SERVICES:  Rapid Transit Services - including RapidRide and Dial-A-Ride services - will suspend operations at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 24 and will not operate Christmas Day.  RTS Services will also not be operating New Year's Day on Friday, January 1.

            RUSHMORE PLAZA CIVIC CENTER future home of THE MONUMENT: The facility, future home of 'The Monument' will be open for appointment only on Thursday, Christmas Eve Day. The box office and front desk will not be available for walk ins but available by appointment.  Tickets can be purchased through the Civic Center website.

            The facility is closed Christmas Day.  On Thursday, New Year's Eve Day, administrative and box offices will be open until 5 p.m.  The administrative and box offices will be closed New Year's Day and the facility open during event hours.

            ROOSEVELT PARK SWIM CENTER: The Roosevelt Swim Center will close at 5 p.m. December 24 and will be closed Christmas Day.  The facility will operate normal hours with extended open swim hours starting at 1 p.m. from December 21-24 and December 28-January 1.  The facility will close at 5 p.m. December 31.  The facility will open at 8 a.m. New Year's Day and will operate normal hours January 1-3 with open swim time beginning at 1 p.m. all three days. No fitness classes will meet December 23-January 3.

            ROOSEVELT PARK ICE ARENA: The Ice Arena will close at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.  The facility is closed Christmas Day and will be open New Year's Day with 11:30-3:30 p.m. public skate time. All other activities, including daily public skate, will be run as scheduled other than the early closure on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and Christmas Day.

            RAPID CITY RECREATION:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the West and South Community Gyms will be closed to public use during the holiday break.

            RAPID CITY STREETS:  The Streets Department will be closed December 25 and January 1 in observance of the holidays, however crews will be dispatched for a storm event.

            RAPID CITY REGIONAL AIRPORT:  Rapid City Regional Airport will be open both holidays, however administrative offices will be closed beginning at noon December 24 and closed all day December 25 and January 1.  Travelers are advised to check the status of individual flights with the airlines.

            RAPID CITY FIRE AND POLICE:  Both departments will be operating regular shift schedules during the holidays with administrative offices closed December 25 and January 1.

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