City of Asheville offices closed for Memorial Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule


Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation services will run on schedule. Trash and recycling will be collected as normal on May 28. The Sanitation Division will not collect brush on Memorial Day and there will be no scrap metal collection that week.


ART bus service

The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a reduced holiday schedule May 28 (see schedule below). Memorial Day is one of six days throughout the calendar year that ART offers holiday bus service. For route info, visit


Memorial Day Ceremony and Concert

The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host its annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage of Pack Square Park from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 28. Mayor Esther Manheimer will participate in the observance.


Parks and the USCC

All City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed Memorial Day. The following specialized recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Riverside Cemetery, Asheville Golf Course, Asheville Skate Park, Aston Park Tennis Center and the Western North Carolina Nature Center.

The U.S. Cellular Center will be closed on Memorial Day, May 28. Ticket purchases can still be made through TicketMaster.

The Splasheville spray fountain in Pack Square Park remains closed for repair. There is no estimated opening date at this time. Recreation Park Pool, 65 Gashes Creek Road, will open for the season June 2. Malvern Hills and the Walton Street pools are set to open June 9. For information, call Asheville Parks & Recreation at 828-259-5800.


Emergency response and water-related issues

Water Resources staff will be available for water-related emergencies 24 hours a day over the holiday weekend. Customers can call the customer service line at 828-251-1122 to report water related emergencies, leaks, breaks, and no-water calls.

All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate according to normal schedule — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.