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.

Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, July 4 at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm, has been canceled. The Mayor and Council made the decision at their meeting on May 11.

The City of Rockville’s tennis and pickleball courts, the dog park at King Farm, and all parks and trails are open.

Playgrounds, athletic fields, bathrooms, fitness stations, basketball, Bankshot and volleyball courts will remain closed until further notice.

While the COVID-19 emergency means no in-person celebration with the Hometown Holidays Music Fest and Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, the city will mark the weekend with several Festing in Place activities. Visit the City of Rockville Hometown Holidays Music Fest page on Facebook and www.rockvillemd.gov/HTH to find ways to participate.

Join Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton on Facebook at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25 for a Memorial Day message and a moment of silence.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, this year’s summer camps programming will not be able to operate in the same manner as planned and previously advertised.

A new summer camp registration date for redeveloped programming is being determined. Families will be notified once new programs and registration dates have been finalized. Virtual activities will be available throughout summer, including some that will start in late June.

In-person programming could start in July or later, depending on when Montgomery County moves forward with the second stage of Gov. Larry Hogan’s “Maryland Strong: Road Map to Recovery.”

As of Friday, May 15, the refund process will begin for all individuals registered for 2020 summer camps. No action is needed on the part of registrants, but please allow two weeks for processing.

Rockville employees are conducting as much of the city’s operations as possible while maintaining recommended social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of city staff and the community. Employees who are able are continuing to telework.

Essential city services will continue, including regular trash and recycling collection, water treatment, street repair, water and sewer system repair, virtual building code and fire inspections, utility- and public works-related permits and inspections, animal control, traffic signal repair, and police patrols and emergency response.

For the latest city-related information, follow the City of Rockville on social media (Nextdoor, Facebook and Twitter), visit the website at www.rockvillemd.gov, or sign up for the city’s COVID-19 newsletter at mailchi.mp/rockvillemd/covid19updates.

For general inquiries about city operations, call 240-314-8106.

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