The county has announced its schedule of closures for Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 28.

All county offices, libraries and liquor stores will be closed, as will state offices and courts.

All recreation programs and facilities will be closed. Montgomery Parks headquarters and permit offices will close on both Thursday and Friday. Most parks facilities will be closed on Thursday, including Brookside Gardens Visitors Center and Conservatory (the gardens will be open) and the Wheaton Ice Arena.

Ride On Flex will not operate on Thursday, while Ride On busses will run on a Sunday schedule. Passengers can visit www.wmata.com to see the schedules for Metrorail and Metrobus. 

The TRiPS Commuter Store in Silver Spring and the TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store will be closed.

The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 and remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 28.

All county-provided trash and recycling collection will be canceled Thursday. After the holiday, collections will slide one day later,

Finally, parking at public garages, lots and curbside meters will be free on Thanksgiving Day.

Photo from the county’s 2018 Thanksgiving parade by Mike Diegel

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
County Announces Thanksgiving Day Closures

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