Local governments will be closed Thursday in observance of Independence Day. That includes Montgomery County, the city governments of Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park, and Poolesville City Hall.
• Black Hill Visitor Center and Brookside, Locust Grove and Meadowside Nature Centers.
• All county athletic fields.
• Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Facility, Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center, and Cabin John and Wheaton ice rinks.
• Montgomery County Parks Permits Office.
• All county summer camps.
Thursday’s trash and recycling collections will be on Friday; Friday’s will be on Saturday.
Some county parks have special activities and hours planned. The driving range at the South Germantown Recreational Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park’s Splash Playground will have a special “Mini-Golf Splash-a-Thon” promotion from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for $5 per person for two rounds of mini-golf and a full day at the Splash Playground.
Black Hill Boats at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds and Lake Needwood Boats in Rockville will have extended hours from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Olney Manor Skate Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wheaton and Cabin John Regional Parks’ minature trains will run beginning at 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. The Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
— Jacob Bogage