MLK Unity Walk and Celebration to begin at 11 a.m. at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota
City of Sarasota and Sarasota County administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the city and county have announced.
“Weekly garbage, yard waste and recycling collection will not be impacted,” a city news release emphasizes. The county’s collection schedule for solid waste, yard waste and recyclables also will not be affected by the holiday, a county news release points out.
All members of the community are invited to participate in an MLK Unity Walk and Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the city release notes. The walk will begin at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, located at 1845 34th St., and conclude at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which stands at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Cocoanut Avenue, the release says. The festivities are expected to wrap up at 5 p.m., it adds.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County will be closed on Jan. 16, along with all Sarasota County libraries and recreation centers, as well as the pistol and rifle range at Knight Trail Park, the county release says.
Payne Park also will be open during regular hours on Jan. 16, the county release points out, and Arlington Park and Aquatic Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m.
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will be on a normal bus schedule on Jan. 16. However, the customer service stations at SCAT Administration, and the downtown transfer station will be closed on Jan. 16, the county release adds.
The landfill at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis will be open, but the administrative office will be closed.
Sarasota County’s chemical collection centers at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota and 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice will be closed; however, the Citizen’s Convenience Center at 4010 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis will be open, the county release notes.
To see a list of other activities and community events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. click here, the city release says.