What’s Open and What’s Closed for July 4th Weekend

Here’s an overview of what’s open and what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day weekend:

County Offices – closed

Libraries – closed

Alcohol Beverage Services (ABC) Liquor and Wine stores – Retail stores will be open regular hours: Sunday, July 4, noon-5 p.m. (except Poolesville store, which is closed on Sundays); Monday, July 5, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Poolesville store will be open noon-7 p.m.).

Ride On and Flash Bus Service – Operate on the regular Sunday schedule July 4 and on a Saturday schedule July 5. For a specific route number, click here.

Ride On Flex On-Demand Bus Service – Will resume operations on July 19.

TRiPS Commuter Store at Silver Spring Transit Center – Closed July 5.

Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – free

Metrorail and Metrobus – Information is available here.

MARC Train and Commuter Bus – Information is available here.

County Refuse/recycling pickup – no change to the schedule.

The Shady Grove Transfer Station will be closed on Sunday, July 4. It will be open during regular hours (7 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Monday, July 5. County Department of Environmental Protection administrative offices at the transfer station will be closed.  All operations will remain as normal.

Recreation – Outdoor pools are open noon-7 p.m. Indoor aquatic facilities open 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. All recreation centers, senior centers and administrative offices are closed.

Montgomery Parks

Montgomery Parks open facilities include:

  • Parks, trails, gardens,  playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks), outdoor exercise stations and outdoor tennis/pickleball and basketball courts open daily sunrise to sunset. (*select outdoor courts are available for rental.)
  • Picnic shelters and campfire rings are available for rental at several locations.
  • Little Bennett Campground
  • Boat rentals at Lake Needwood and Little Seneca Lake
  • Cabin John Miniature Train and Wheaton Miniature Train and Carousel
  • South Germantown SplashPark and Mini Golf
  • South Germantown Driving Range
  • The in-line hockey rink at Ridge Road Recreational Park  and street hockey/futsal rink at Dewey Local Park  may be permitted, or are available first-come, first-serve, if not reserved.
  • Brookside Gardens.  grounds open daily sunrise-sunset, Visitor Center and Gift Shop open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Conservatory open daily 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Black Hill Nature Programs. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Brookside Nature Center. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Locust Grove Nature Center.  Saturday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Closed Sunday, July 4.
  • Josiah Henson Museum and Park , Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Timed entry tickets are required.   Closed on Friday, July 2, and Sunday, July 4.
  • Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park.  Museum and Visitor Center, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Open Parkways Schedule – Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive and Little Falls Parkway will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists for exercise and recreation during the following times:

  • Friday, July 2. 9 a.m. through Tuesday, July 6, 7 a.m.
  •  Sligo 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)
  • Saturday, July 3. 7 a.m. through Tuesday, July 6, 7 a.m.
  •   Little Falls Parkway from River Road to Arlington Road (1 mile)

The following Montgomery Parks facilities will be closed in observance of Independence Day:

  • Montgomery Parks Headquarters and Permits Offices (closed July 5).
  • Montgomery Parks Customer Service Office (closed July 3 and July 5).
  • Pauline Betz Addie  and Wheaton Indoor  Tennis Centers (closed July 4).
  • Cabin John Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena   (closed July 4).
  • Josiah Henson Museum and Park  (closed July 2 and 4).
  • Locust Grove Nature Center (closed July 4).
  • Meadowside Nature Center is closed for building renovations.
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