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 15th. 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, and Robinson Nature Center 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 17th 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 on April 30th. 

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 18th, at regular business hours. 

CLOSED on Friday, April 15th           

  • County government offices        
  • 50+centers                    
  • Animal shelter                
  • Historic sites                    

OPEN on Friday, April 15th 

  • All trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap services
  • Alpha Ridge Landfill
  • Courts
  • County parks
  • Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers
  • Robinson Nature Center
  • Cedar Lane & 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
  • Parking regulations and fees enforced

CLOSED on Sunday, April 17th     

  • Community centers & facilities
  • Ellicott City B&O Station Museum        
  • Parking regulations and fees not enforced

OPEN ON Sunday, April 17th     

  • County parks

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


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