City of Gastonia Administrative Offices will be closed Friday, April 15 in observance of Good Friday, which is a holiday for City employees. Some City services will be affected by the upcoming holiday:
- City transit buses will use a Saturday schedule on Friday, April 15. Riding a City bus is free until May 31 because of the pandemic.
- There will be no City garbage pickup on Friday, April 15. Friday and Monday customers will have their carts emptied on Monday, April 18. 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 will be open during normal hours posted on the Parks and Recreation website. Visitors are reminded to follow social distancing guidelines. Community Centers and Administrative Offices will be closed on Friday, April 15.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium will be closed on Sunday, April 17 and resume regular weekday hours on Monday, April 18. For more information about museum events, exhibits, and programs and to purchase advance tickets, visit the museum’s website. Visitors are reminded to follow social distancing guidelines.