What’s Open, What’s Not on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Montgomery County government

The county will observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday Jan. 16. Offices and facilities status:

  • County Offices — closed.
  • MC 311 — closed.
  • State offices and courts — closed.
  • State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations — closed.
  • Libraries — closed.
  • County Liquor Stores — open from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Recreation Centers — closed Sunday, Jan. 15, and Monday, Jan. 16.
  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) — closed.
  • County-operated COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Clinics — Clinics will operate on Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 14-15. They will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16.
  • Department of Permitting Services — All offices, including customer service lobby, will be closed.
  • Ride On, Ride On extRa, and Ride On Flex — Will operate a holiday schedule.
  • Flash — Orange Line operates a holiday schedule. The Blue Line will not operate.
  • Ride On—All holiday schedules can be found at: Special Holiday Schedules – Division of Transit Services – Montgomery County, Maryland (montgomerycountymd.gov)
  • MARC Train—R schedule on all three lines. Only trains with an “R” under the train number in the Camden and Penn Line timetables and Brunswick Line trains listed in the special grid on the right side of the timetable will operate. Find schedules at Schedules | Maryland Transit Administration.
  • TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store — Closed.
  • TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store — Closed.
  • Metrorail — See https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/.
  • Metrobus — See https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables.
  • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – free.
  • County-provided trash and recycling collections are postponed on Monday. Collections will slide one day later than usual throughout the week, with last pickup on Saturday, Jan. 21.
  • The Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center — entire facility closed.
  • Aquatics Facilities — Will operate on normal hours on Monday.
  • Community Recreation Centers — Closed.
  • Senior Centers — Closed.
  • Montgomery Parks — Visit its website for complete information.
  • Additional schedule changes:
    • The Open Parkways program will be extended during the MLK holiday weekend. During this time, parkways are open to pedestrians and bicyclists and closed to motor vehicles. Parkways impacted include Beach Drive between Connecticut and Knowles Avenue (2.9 miles): From 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Sligo Creek Parkways between Old Carroll Avenue and Piney Branch Road and between Forest Glen Road and University Boulevard West: From 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Little Falls Parkway between Arlington Road and Dorset Avenue (0.4 miles): Open 24/7 for recreation and exercise.
    • Montgomery Parks Headquarters and Permits Offices—Closed.
    • Montgomery Parks Public Information and Customer Service Office—Closed.
    • Brookside Gardens Visitor Center and Conservatory–Closed (Gardens remain open).
  • MCPS Schools and Administrative Offices — closed.

City of Gaithersburg

Most city facilities and officers are closed on Monday, Jan. 16, with the exception of the Police Administrative Offices, Arts Barn, and the Aquatic Center.

Recycling — collection will take place as scheduled. Bulk pick up is unavailable.

Mayor & City Council session — rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

City of Rockville

The city government and most city facilities will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. Offices and facilities status:

Rockville Swim and Fitness Center — open for regular hours

Recycling and trash — collection will occur one day later than usual throughout the week. More information is available at  www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trash or call 240-314-8568.

Parking — free at city-owned meters.


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