Garden Grove city facilities closed, emergency services still available during Christmas and New Year’s

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, Garden Grove City Hall will be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

The H. Louis Lake Senior Center and the Mobility Program will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 24, 25 and 26 as well as Tuesday, December 31, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Operating hours for Friday, December 27, Monday, December 30, Thursday January 2, and Friday, January 3 are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Street sweeping services and trash pickup will not be provided on December 25 and January 1. Streets will be swept as scheduled on all other days. Trash pickup will be delayed by one day.

Republic Services will provide free pick up of holiday trees during a two-week period, beginning Monday, December 30 through Friday, January 10. Trees must be out by 7:00 a.m. on regular trash collection days. Flocked trees are not recyclable and are not eligible for the free collection, but may be disposed of in the regular trash container or by scheduling a bulky item pickup.

For more information on street sweeping, please call the Public Works Department at (714) 741-5375. For questions about holiday tree pick ups, call Republic Services at (714) 238-3300 or visit

The administrative offices of the Orange County Fire Authority Station 81, located at 11261 Acacia Parkway, will be closed Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The Garden Grove Police Department’s front lobby will be closed Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1. Operating hours for Tuesday, December 24, Thursday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 31 are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The City’s Police, Fire, and Public Works personnel will be available 24/7 during the holiday closure to respond to City emergencies.

For police or fire emergencies, call or text 9-1-1. Non-emergencies can be reported by calling the Garden Grove Police Department Dispatch at (714) 741-5704.

For safety emergencies, such as water main breaks or downed signals, and animal control, call the Garden Grove Police Department Dispatch at (714) 741-5704.

During the holiday closure, water bills will not be due and services will not be cut off. Water bill payments can be made online at; by phone at (888) 867-2992; or dropped off in the payment box outside Garden Grove City Hall, 11222 Acacia Parkway (cash will not be accepted).

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.

Editor’s Note: Added the Thursday closure of the H. Louis Lake Senior Center.