City of Asheville offices closed July 3

City Hall building dome

Asheville City government offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

All City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed. The following specialized recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Asheville Golf Course, Food Lion Skate Park, Aston Park Tennis Center, Recreation Park Pool, Malvern Hills Pool, Walton Street Pool and the Western North Carolina Nature Center. For hours of operation and other information about the WNC Nature Center visit

The City’s Summer Playground Program will operate as usual on Friday, July 3.

ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule on Saturday, July 4. The Independence Day holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers service. For route info, visit


Street closings:

North Pack Square will close at 2 p.m. Friday, July 3, for installation of the Air Dogs pool and will remain closed until Sunday. All other streets through Pack Square Park (South Pack Square, Court Plaza, South Market, South Spruce) will be closed to traffic on July 4 beginning at 7 a.m. and will remain closed until Sunday, July 5. North Spruce Street will be closed for the Spruce Street Market on July 4 beginning at 9 a.m. The market will disassemble before dusk leaving the street closed to serve as a supplemental pedestrian viewing area until the end of the fireworks display.

College Street will be closed at approximately 8:30 p.m. July 4 and will remain closed until the end of the fireworks display.


Other services:

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.