RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Labor Day is commonly seen as the holiday marking the unofficial end of summer.

It’s a day for many to take a break and engage in relaxing or recreation activities. If you have the day off from your job or school on Labor Day, there are plenty of fun things to do in the Richmond area.

Temperatures on Monday, Sept. 5 are expected to reach up into the 80s, so keeping cool is key.

Kids can cool down at spray parks in Henrico County at Dunncroft/Castle Point Park, Eastern Henrico Rec Center, Short Pump Park and Twin Hickory Park.

What’s open on Labor Day in Richmond:

  • Richmond public parks and pools are open. Monday is the last day to visit Richmond Parks and Recreation’s free community pools. All six outdoor pools in the city of Richmond will be open one last time for the summer. Pools open at noon and family swim ends at 7 p.m.
  • Henrico Parks and Recreation spray parks will be open Monday
  • Kings Dominion is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Soak City, the water park, is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Main Line Brewery will have events throughout the day
  • The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is free to the public Monday
  • The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is open Monday with free and paid exhibits
  • Virginia ABC stores will open at the regular time of 10 a.m. but close early at 6 p.m., in observance of Labor Day.
Richmond pool
Monday, Sept. 5 is the last day to swim at outdoor public swimming pools in the city of Richmond (Photo: 8News)

What’s closed on Labor Day in Richmond:

  • All public K-12 schools
  • The City of Richmond government offices will be closed on Monday, September 5 in honor of the Labor Day holiday. This includes all Parks and Recreation offices and community centers. They will reopen on Tuesday, September 6 at normal hours
  • All Chesterfield County offices, courts, libraries and the Northern and Southern Convenience Centers will be closed Monday
  • Henrico County general government offices and courts will be closed Monday, Sept. 5
  • Along with all other Hanover County facilities, the Hanover Animal Control Shelter also will be closed Monday
  • Banks are closed
  • State Government offices are closed including the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
  • All U.S. federal government offices and the U.S. post office are closed Monday, Sept. 5