City Offices & Facilities to Close in Observation of MLK Day


In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices, most recreational facilities, and senior services at Patterson Park Community Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.

Rover, the City’s public transportation service, will not run on the federal holiday.

There will be no garbage pick-up on Monday, Jan.16, 2017. Monday’s garbage pick-up will be Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Tuesday’s garbage pick-up will be Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

All Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department facilities, except Adams Tennis Complex, will be closed. Adams will operate regular hours on MLK Jr. Day.

Old Fort and VA golf courses will be open on MLK Jr. Day.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an annual federal holiday that celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The American holiday honors the life and achievements of this influential civil rights leader. The Murfreesboro NAACP will honor area citizens at the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 in the Tennessee Room of MTSU’s James Union Building. Tickets must be purchased in advance and it is already a sell-out.

On January 16, 2017, the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March begins at Central Magnet School, 701 E. Main Street, Murfreesboro TN with the line up at 11:30 a.m. and the march beginning promptly at Noon and ending at Patterson Park Community Center Pavilion.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund of Rutherford County, Inc. Board of Directors will sponsor and showcase students from Rutherford County elementary schools to MTSU in their creative performances from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Patterson Park Community Center. The event is free to the public.

City business offices will resume their regular hours of operation, which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 17.