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Closings for Independence Day

Here is a look at what’s open and what’s closed in Montgomery County Friday, July 3:

Montgomery County Government

County Offices – closed

Libraries – closed

County liquor stores – open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 3 and 4

Recreation – indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities will be open as scheduled. Administrative offices, senior centers and community centers are closed; all classes, including aquatics classes, are cancelled.

Montgomery Parks – most Parks facilities are open during holiday weekend. For operating schedules, visit

Ride On – Saturday schedule

Metrobus – Saturday schedule (with supplemental service on Saturday, July 4)

Metrorail – Saturday schedule (special service on Saturday, July 4)

TRiPS Commuter Stores (Silver Spring and Friendship Heights) – closed

Refuse/recycling pickup – regular collection (no collection on Saturday, July 4)

Transfer station – open (closed on Saturday, July 4)

Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – free

MCPS Administrative Offices – closed

State Offices and Courts – closed


All city facilities – closed

Recycling – regular recycling schedule (bulk pick up scheduled for Friday, July 3 will be collected Friday, July 10)

Miniature Golf Course at Bohrer Park – open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 4

Water Park at Bohrer Park – open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 3, open 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 4

Skate Park – open noon until sunset July 3 and 4

Aquatic Center – open 5:15 to 9 p.m. July 3, open for morning swim lessons only Saturday, July 4

Gaithersburg Police Department Administrative Offices – open normal business hours

City Hall – closed

Recycling and refuse collection -not affected as they are not normally collected on Fridays

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and Box Office – open 2 to 7 p.m., closed July 4

Croydon Creek Nature Center – open July 3, closed  July 4

Rockville Civic Center Park Offices – closed

Glenview Mansion – closed July 3 and 4

All Community Centers (Lincoln Park, Twinbrook, and Thomas Farm) – open July 3, closed July 4

Rockville Senior Center – closed Friday July 3, open normal hours Saturday, July 4

Parking fees at city-owned meters – free July 3 and July 4

Rockville Swim and Fitness Center – normal schedule July 3, close early at 6 p.m. July 4

Montgomery College – all campuses closed


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