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Rockville’s Facilities Closures Extended Through May 29

City of Rockville facilities will continue to remain closed to the public through Friday, May 29, due to public health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.

City events, in-person classes, programs, rentals and activities are also canceled through May 29.

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In Need? A Guide to Finding Food Distribution Locations in Rockville

Updated; 2 p.m. July 2:

Several organizations are providing locations for, or delivery of, food for needy families and individuals throughout Rockville. Check ahead with organizations to ensure the information provided below is up to date.

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Rockville Cancels Independence Day Celebration

Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, July 4 at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm, has been canceled due to public health concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rockville to Open Some Park Amenities, Following Revised Governor’s Order

Rockville’s tennis and pickleball courts, and the dog park at King Farm, will open Saturday, May 9 as the city begins reopening some of its park amenities for individual and small group sports that allow for physical distancing. 

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Check Once, Check Twice

City Hall to Close, Recycling and Trash Collected One
Day Later During the Memorial Day Holiday Week

Rockville City Hall and some city facilities will be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

Recycling, trash and yard waste collection will be made one day later throughout the holiday week. Find more information at

News about impacts from actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 means some uncertainty for activities, programs and facility hours in the City of Rockville. Please check our online resources to see if any information contained in this edition of “Rockville Reports” has changed.

Parking will be free at city-owned meters on May 25.

For more information, visit or call 240-314-5000.

Rockville Provides Need-to-Know Information for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19 Emergency

The City of Rockville is recommending several online resources to help rental property managers and owners combat the spread of COVID-19.

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RVs and Trailers Approved for At-home Quarantine

Rockville residents will be allowed to temporarily use recreational vehicles or trailers at their homes if needed to quarantine in place during the COVID-19 emergency.

The Mayor and Council approved the temporary measure at their Monday, April 20 meeting. Using an RV or trailer will require written permission from the city.

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Rockville Extends Closures at Facilities, Continues Services to Community

City of Rockville facilities will remain closed to the public through Friday, May 15, in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive orders related to COVID-19 in Maryland.

City events, in-person classes, programs, rentals and activities are also canceled through May 15.

The announcement follows last week’s announcement that schools across the state will be closed through May 15.

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Planning Commission Reschedules 
Public Hearing Dates for Neighborhood-based Planning Areas Volume of Comprehensive Plan Draft 

Rockville’s Planning Commission has set new public hearing dates of Sept. 9 and 23 for the community to provide comments on the initial staff draft of the neighborhood-specific sections of the comprehensive plan update. 

The original May dates were rescheduled due to a gubernatorial executive order that prevents gatherings of 10 or more to slow the spread of COVID-19, and to allow neighborhood and civic groups greater time to review and discuss the draft volume among their organizations prior to providing their testimony to the Planning Commission. 

Written comments continue to be accepted leading up and just after the September hearings. Planning staff is available by request via email or virtual meeting to answer questions and talk with community associations, residents, businesses, workers and other organizations, so that community members can learn more about the draft’s contents and how to provide feedback.  

The second component of Rockville’s comprehensive plan update, “Volume II: Planning Areas,” was delivered in December to the city’s Planning Commission for its review. Volume II consists of policy recommendations and recommended city projects for each of the city’s 17 geographic neighborhood-specific planning areas.  

These recommendations build on citywide policies of the draft “Volume I: Elements” — which the Planning Commission reviewed over the past year — by focusing on issues and opportunities unique to each planning area. 

Combined with the first half of the draft comprehensive plan, the Planning Areas component work will guide neighborhood, or planning area, policies and projects throughout the next two decades. 

Rockville’s comprehensive plan sets a vision and goals for the future of the city, with practical policies and actions to achieve those goals. 

For more information, visit or contact principal planner Clark Larson at or 240-314-8225. 

The City of Rockville Responds

What You Need to Know About the City’s Response to COVID-19

Rockville City Hall and city facilities will be closed to the public through Friday, April 24, following recently issued state directives for slowing the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Employees are conducting as much of the city’s operations as possible while maintaining recommended social distancing to ensure the health and safety of city staff and the community. Employees who are able have moved to a telework schedule.

Essential city services will continue throughout this period, including regular trash and recycling collection, water treatment, street repair, water and sewer system repair, building code and fire inspections, animal control, traffic signal repair, and police patrols and emergency response.

Additionally, all city parks remain open to the public, though as a safety precaution, playgrounds and athletic courts are closed for use.

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