County Sets Schedule, Changes for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The county has set its schedule of closings and other changes due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday, Jan. 21.

All county government offices and libraries will be closed for the holiday, as will state offices and courts.

The Department of Recreation’s administrative offices, senior centers and community centers will be closed. However, aquatic facilities and programs will be open, while all other programs and classes are cancelled.

Patrons of the county’s parks, including ice rinks and tennis centers, should check for scheduling information.

Ride On will operate on a modified holiday schedule, while travelers on Metrorail and MetroBus should check for schedule information.

The TRiPS Commuter Store at the Silver Spring Transit Center will be open, though the TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store will be closed.

In addition, the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station will be closed. There will be no county-provided refuse or recycling pickup on Monday. All scheduled pickups will be pushed back one day.

Finally, all county liquor storeswill be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and parking at public garages, lots, curbside meterswill be free.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C. Photo from U.S. Information Agency via Wikimedia Commons.

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 Sets Schedule, Changes for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday