County, Takoma Park List Changes for Martin Luther King Holiday

Both the county and Takoma Park have announced changes in schedules for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17.

All county offices, state offices and courts will be closed. In Takoma Park, city administrative offices and facilities will be closed, as will the police department’s administrative offices.

All county libraries also will be closed, so there will be no distribution of COVID–19 test kits on Monday. However, Alcohol Beverages Services stores will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

The Department of Transportation recently announced COVID–19-related service reductions as of Jan. 16, and the new schedules are now online. Ride On extRa and Flex will not be in service, and Flash will operate on the Orange line schedule only.

MARC train and commuter bus information also is online. The TRiPS commuter store in Silver Spring will be open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and mobile store will be closed.

Metrorail will run regularly scheduled weekday service and Metrobus will operate on a Saturday supplemental schedule.

County trash and recycling pickups will not occur on Monday and will slide to the next day of the week. The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station and the Recycling Center will be closed. 

Aquatics programs and facilities will be open, but all other classes and programs will not be held. The Recreation department’s administrative office, senior centers and community centers will be closed. 

The following parks facilities will be closed:

  • Montgomery Parks headquarters and permits office.
  • Brookside Gardens visitors center and conservatory (gardens remain open sunrise to sunset).
  • Meadowside nature center.
  • Brookside nature center.
  • Locust Grove nature center (closed to visitors unless they are participating in a scheduled program).
  • Black Hill visitor center and nature programs.
  • Woodlawn museum, visitors center and manor (trails and grounds open sunrise to sunset).
  • Josiah Henson Museum.

Additional information is available online.

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

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