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Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Montgomery County Government will observe the following schedule changes for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, Nov. 25:

  • County offices – Closed.
  • State offices and courts – Closed.
  • Libraries – Closed.
  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – All stores closed.
  • Ride On—Will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • Ride On extRa and Flex—Not in service.
  • Flash—Will operate on a weekend schedule (Orange Line only).
  • MARC Train and Commuter Bus – Information available at
  • TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store—Closed.
  • TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store—Closed.
  • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters - Free.
  • County-collected trash and recycling will not be done on Thursday. Regular Thursday County collections will slide to Friday, Nov. 26, and regular Friday collections will slide to Saturday, Nov. 27.
  • Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Stationand the Recycling Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Recreation: All programs and facilities will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Community recreation centers and senior centers also will be closed Friday, Nov. 26.  

Montgomery Parks—Visit for complete information. The following are the schedules for most facilities, programs and parks:

  • Open Parkways Schedule:
  • Open to pedestrians and cyclists from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, through 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28Sligo Creek Parkway:   Old Carroll Avenue to Piney Branch Road (1.1 miles) ;  Forest Glen Road to University Boulevard West (1.5 miles) . Beach Drive: from Connecticut Avenue to Knowles Avenue (2.7 miles) 
  • Open to pedestrians and cyclists from 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, through 4 p.m. on Sunday, 28: Little Falls Parkway from River Road to Arlington Road (1 mile)   

  • Open on Thursday, Nov. 25: 
  • Parks, trails, gardens, playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks, outdoor exercise stations, tennis and pickleball courts 
  • Brookside Gardens – gardens open sunrise to sunset. (Visitor Center, Conservatory, Gardens of Lights closed) 
  • Little Bennett Campground
  • Closed on Thursday, Nov. 25:
  • Montgomery Parks’ headquarters, customer service and permit offices (also closed on Friday, Nov. 26)  
  • Brookside Gardens’ visitor center, conservatory
  • Gardens of Lights at Brookside Gardens
  • Josiah Henson Museum (grounds open sunrise to sunset) 
  • Woodlawn Manor visitor center and museum (grounds open sunrise to sunset) 
  • South Germantown Driving Range  
  • Cabin John Ice Rink  
  • Wheaton Ice Arena   
  • Pauline Bentz Addie Tennis Center  
  • Wheaton Indoor Tennis  
  • Wheaton Sports Pavilion  
  • Indoor Nature Facilities (grounds remain open sunrise to sunset) 
    • Black Hill Visitor Center (closed Nov. 25-26) 
    • Brookside Nature Center (closed for renovations) 
    • Locust Grove Nature Center (closed Nov. 24-26) 
    • Maydale Nature Classroom (open when programs and events are scheduled)  
    • Meadowside Nature Center (closed for renovations) 

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Release ID: 21-951
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger 240-205-1915
Categories: Holiday