Good Friday and Easter Holiday Schedule for City of Gastonia

Spring blossoms with words Easter holiday schedule

City of Gastonia administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday, which is a holiday for most City employees. Some City services will be affected by the upcoming holiday:

  • City transit buses will use a Saturday schedule on Friday, April 2. Riding a City bus is free through July 3 because of the pandemic.
  • There will be no City garbage pickup on Friday, April 2. Friday and Monday customers will have their carts emptied on Monday, April 5. The City will not collect yard waste or excess household trash on Friday or Monday of the Easter weekend. Residents can use the personalized WasteWise app for notifications about holiday-related changes to Solid Waste collection.
  • City Park playgrounds, restrooms, the Lineberger miniature train, the Rankin Lake boathouse, recreation centers, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and the Skeet and Trap Range are open during normal hours posted on the Parks and Recreation webpage. Visitors are reminded to follow social distancing guidelines.
  • The Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium will be closed on Sunday, April 4 and resume regular weekday hours on Monday, April 5.  For more information about the events, exhibits, and programs taking place at the museum and to purchase your tickets in advance, visit the museum’s website. Visitors are reminded to follow social distancing guidelines.