Published on: Sunday, August 22, 2021 News Alert

City Facilities Reopening to the Public on August 23rd


We look forward to welcoming back all Takoma Park residents into our City facilities on Monday, August 23rd!  All City facilities will be open to the general public.  The Recreation Center and Community Center will return to normal building hours and allow limited room rentals once again. The Library, Computer Center and Passport Services will have extended hours.

To keep everyone in our community healthy, please follow our COVID-19 protocols when entering City facilities:

  • All staff and visitors must wear a mask covering nose and mouth inside City facilities at all times. Outdoors on City property, masks are optional.
  • We have placed hand sanitizer dispensers at all entrances to City facilities, for your convenience.

Reopening Hours

Community Center (7500 Maple Ave)

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm


  • Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday-Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Computer Center

  • Monday-Thursday, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Friday-Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Public Works Department

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    See the full Public Works staff directory.

Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 – 9:00 pm
    Note: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00-2:00pm are reserved for senior use only.
  • Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, Closed

Updates You Need to Know

Permits and Licenses
Most City permits and licenses are available online, with online payment, and do not require a visit to City facilities.  For a full list of permits and licenses, and to inquire with the issuing department about online availability, visit this link.

Notary and Passport
Both Notary and Passport services will continue by appointment only at the Community Center.

  • To make a passport appointment, please call 301-891-7100.  Passport hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • To make a notary public appointment, please call 301-891-7214.

Recreation Department

  • Indoor, outdoor and virtual classes will resume in September. Registration for City residents opens Tuesday, August 24th. Review program offerings here.
  • Interested in renting a room in a City facility or a park shelter? Residents can reserve a shelter here. Limited room reservations available, please call 301-891-7290 for more information.
  • The Community Center Game Room will be open for drop-ins from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on weekdays but with COVID-19 capacity limits.

COVID Prevention Reminders

COVID-19 safety protocols for City facilities are subject to change at any time by City Manager determination should there be updates to State or County health guidance.

For more information on reopening, including up-to-date information on department hours and any schedule changes, as well as COVID-related resources, we encourage you to check our COVID-19 Resource Page regularly.