City of Asheville offices close for Thanksgiving holiday

Asheville City Government offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving Day. Here is an overview of the public holiday schedules for municipal services.

ART bus service

ART bus service will be suspended on November 24, Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving is one of two holidays that the city of Asheville’s ART system closes. For more information on all Asheville Redefine Transit (ART) routes, call 828-253-5691, email [email protected] or visit

Sanitation Schedule

Garbage and recycling collection will be suspended on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Customers with trash and recycling collection on Thursday (one week) will have trash and recycling collected on Friday November 25th. Garbage must be placed near the sidewalk before 7 a.m. The brush will be collected Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Any missed brushes will be picked up the following week.

Questions regarding garbage collection can be directed to the City of Asheville at 828-251-1122. Questions about recycling collection can be answered by Curbside Management at 828-252-2532.

Parks and recreation
All APR parks are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. This includes greenways, playgrounds, dog parks, outdoor athletic fields and fields, river access points, and the Riverside Cemetery.

All recreation and community centers are closed on November 24 and 25, but outdoor amenities such as playgrounds, fields and sports fields, picnic tables, and benches are available. Linwood Crump Community Centers Shiloh, Stephens-Lee and Tempie Avery Montford reopen at 9 a.m. and Grove Street Community Center (formerly Senior Opportunity Center) is hosting an open house with arts and crafts, puzzles, cornhole, ping-pong and more on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 28.

The Aston Park Tennis Center, WNC Nature Center and Asheville Municipal Golf Course will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will reopen to normal hours on Friday, November 25.

Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville
The Harris Cherokee Center Asheville will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the following day, Friday, November 25.

Public safety and water resources
All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate on a normal schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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

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