City offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Asheville city government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed with the exception of the Montford and Stephens-Lee centers, which will be open for Fun Day Out. The following recreation facilities will be open: city parks, Riverside Cemetery, Asheville Golf Course, Food Lion Skate Park and the Western North Carolina Nature Center.

The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a reduced holiday schedule Jan. 18. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers bus service. For route information, visit

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.

Garbage collection schedules will continue as normal over the holiday. All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate according to normal schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.