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​Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule in Southwest Florida

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Posted at 6:13 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:06:42-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Charlotte County Government offices and facilities will follow these schedules on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of ​Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Government Business Offices, including Murdock Administration Center – Closed.

Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau Office – Closed. Visitors with questions on things to do can visit

Utilities Department (Water & Sewer) customer service will be closed. You can still pay your bill using our convenient electronic billing which can be found at (select Utilities in the Popular Links). You can also pay your bill by phone at 941-764-4300. Standby staff will be on call for utility emergencies at 941-764-4300.

Garbage Collection – Curbside collection will occur as scheduled.

Transfer Stations (both West Charlotte and Mid-County) – Closed.

Zemel Road Landfill – Open.

Community Services Administration Offices – Closed.

Charlotte County Libraries and History Services Offices – Closed.

Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center Offices – Closed.

Charlotte Sports Park county offices – Closed.


Mid-County Regional Library – Open for browsing and curbside service.

Port Charlotte Public Library – Closed.

Englewood Charlotte Public Library – Closed.

Punta Gorda Charlotte Library – Closed.

Skate Parks:

Captain Don Cerbone Memorial Skate Park – Open.J.M. Berlin/Rotary Skate Park – Closed.

Recreation Centers:

Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park Recreation Center – Closed.Centennial Park Recreation Center – Closed.

Port Charlotte Beach Park Recreation Center – Closed.

South County Regional Park Recreation Center – Open.

Tringali Park Recreation Center – Closed.

Harold Avenue Regional Park Recreation Center – Closed.


Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park Pool – Closed.

Port Charlotte Beach Park Pool – Closed.

South County Regional Park Pool – Open.

Centennial Park Pool – Closed.

Charlotte County Transit – Closed.

All Human Services Offices – Closed.

Fire/EMS Headquarters - closed. All other stations will be open.

Lee County

Fox 4 has confirmed there will be no march this year.

There will be several other events going on.


On Thursday, January 14thwe FGCU is hosting the MLK Jr. Walk to Freedom from 12-2 pm, with check-in beginning at 11:30 am.

You must RSVP for this event as we have a limited number of spots available. Please find attached to this email the promotional flyers and additional information.

Collier County

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Collier County Branch is not hosting the celebration of the 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Celebration, together.

"It is unfortunate that we will not be hosting this annual historical event on January 18, 2021, together. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our National Office of the NAACP has a mandate for all Branches, “No in-person gatherings”. Even though the activities are outdoors, we’re unable to guarantee social distancing and prevention of any infection".

We would love for all people of Collier County to remember Dr. King’s dream and renew our commitment to bringing forth positive change throughout our nation.

We look forward to planning and organizing for January 17, 2022 with our vision to educate, promote and remember King’s legacy of inclusion and celebrate diversity and solidarity as we come together as a community.