ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Government offices, 50+ centers and animal shelter will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday on Friday, April 7th. Maryland courts and the County’s Alpha Ridge Landfill will however be open and there will be regular Friday curbside trash, recycling, food scrap and yard trim collections.

County parks, the Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, Robinson Nature Center, Harriet Tubman Cultural Center and Kiwanis-Wallas Hall will be open on Good Friday; however, the Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms and the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex will only be open for scheduled programs. Additionally, while Recreation & Parks community centers and facilities will be closed on Sunday, April 9th for the Easter holiday, county parks will remain open. The Ellicott City B&O Station Museum will be open on Friday, but will be closed on Sunday. Other County historic sites in Ellicott City will reopen for the season the first weekend in May.

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will operate on a regular weekday schedule; for more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit www.transitrta.com. All parking regulations and fees will be enforced on Good Friday, but not Easter Sunday. 

The 9-1-1 Center, Police and Fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergencies, call 410-313-2200.

County operations will resume on Monday, April 10th, at regular business hours.

CLOSED on Friday, April 7th 

County government offices         

Animal shelter                                       
Historic sites                                                                                                       

OPEN on Friday, April 7th

All trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap services
Alpha Ridge Landfill

County parks
Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers
Robinson Nature Center
Harriet Tubman Cultural Center
Kiwanis-Wallas Hall
Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms (open only for scheduled programs)
Meadowbrook Athletic Complex (open only for scheduled programs)
Ellicott City B&O Station Museum

RTA operates on regular weekday schedule

CLOSED on Sunday, April 9th     

Recreation & Parks’ community centers and facilities
Ellicott City B&O Station Museum          

OPEN ON Sunday, April 9th        

County parks

All parking regulations and fees will be in effect on Friday, but not Sunday.





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