ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Government offices, 50+ centers, courts and animal shelter will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth National Freedom Day holiday on Monday, June 19th. There will be regular Monday curbside trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap collections on the 19th and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be open. 

In 2021, we took the important step of making Juneteenth National Freedom Day an official County holiday. Recognizing this historic day in our country’s history, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, affords our community the opportunity to learn more about this defining moment and the significance it has in the lives of so many of our neighbors.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

County parks, Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, and the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex will be open on the 19th. The Harriet Tubman Cultural Center is open as well, but for scheduled programs only. The Kiwanis-Wallas Hall, Belmont Manor and Historic Park, Ellicott City Colored School Restored, Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, Robinson Nature Center, Firehouse Museum, Patapsco Female Institute, and county historic sites will be closed. 
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 in effect on June 19th.  
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 Tuesday, June 20th, at regular business hours. 
CLOSED on Monday, June 19th             
County Government Offices
50+ Centers                                                              
Animal Shelter                                                                                              
Ellicott City Colored School Restored 
Belmont Manor & Historic Park                             
Firehouse Museum
Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
Robinson Nature Center                                                      
Patapsco Female Institute                                                  
Kiwanis-Wallis Hall
Historic Sites
OPEN on Monday, June 19th 
All trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap services
Alpha Ridge Landfill
County Parks
Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers
Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
Harriet Tubman Cultural Center (open for scheduled programs only)
RTA Regular Weekday Schedule
All parking regulations and fees will be in effect

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