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Thanksgiving Day Closures

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Reno City Hall and City Administration Offices will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and Family Day.

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Operation of the Rink on the River is weather and ice condition dependent. Please make sure to call the Rink Hotline at 334-6268 for daily skating hours.

Even with City offices closed, residents can still visit and access the "Self-Service Menu" to pay parking tickets, sewer bills, court fees, register for classes, file a police report, or enter a service request for Reno Direct.


In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Sparks City Hall (431 Prater Way) will be close

on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2012.  This includes the Community Services Department and City Attorney's Office located at City Hall.

Additionally, Sparks Parks & Recreation (98 Richards Way) will be closed, including the Alf Sorensen Community Center (1400 Baring Blvd) and the Larry D. Johnson Community Center (1200 12th Street).

The Sparks Municipal Court (1450 C Street) will also be closed on both days.

The Alf Sorensen Center will have regular operating hours Saturday, November 24.

The City of Sparks wishes all a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.


The City of Sparks is hosting the Turkey Trot on the morning of Thanksgiving Day. Southbound Sparks Boulevard from Baring to Interstate 80 will be closed from 8:00-10:30am to accommodate the race. Motorists will be able to access the freeway on Vista Boulevard as an alternate route. Access to Legends and the Marina can be done from Marina Gateway to East Lincoln.


The Bureau of Land Management's Palomino Valley Center north of Sparks, Nev., on the Pyramid Lake highway will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Saturday, Nov. 24.  The Center will be open during regular hours on Friday, Nov. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley is the largest BLM preparation and adoption facility in the country and serves as the primary preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from the public lands in Nevada and other near-by states.  The public is welcome to visit the Center to see the wild horses and people may adopt wild horses at the Center, too.

The facility is about 20 miles north of Reno/Sparks, Nev., on State Route 445 to Ironwood Road.  The phone number for the Center is 775-475-2222.


The Supervisor's Office for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Sparks will close tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.; Christmas tree permit sales will again resume on Friday at 8:00 a.m.

The Carson Ranger District office in Carson will be selling Christmas trees tomorrow until 4:30 p.m. 

All Forest Service offices will be closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

The Markleeville General Store in California will be open and will sell Christmas tree permits on Thanksgiving Day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Most Washoe County offices will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The following will be closed:

  • Administrative offices at the Washoe County Complex on 9th Street in Reno
  • Washoe County Senior Services facilities
  • The Downtown Reno and the Spanish Springs libraries will be closed Wednesday, November 21. All other libraries close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, and will also be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving and Family Day.
  • Washoe County District Attorney's Office
  • Washoe County District Court

The following will be open:

  • The Washoe County Sheriff's Office, including its reception and front desk area
  • Pursuant to state law, the recently relocated office of the County Clerk (now at the Washoe County Complex at 9th Street & Wells Avenue) will remain open daily throughout the holidays from 8:00 a.m. to midnight for the issuance of marriage licenses


DMV offices will be closed four days from Thanksgiving Day, November 22 through Sunday, November 25.  Offices will be closed also on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1, in observance of Christmas and New Year's. Wait times are always higher on the first day after a holiday and the department suggests using alternatives on those days as well.

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