City of Gastonia Announces Labor Day Closings

Various Services Will Be Impacted by Upcoming Holiday

Map of USA with words Happy Labor Day

City of Gastonia administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day, which is a holiday for most City of Gastonia employees. Residents should note other services and activities below that will be impacted by the holiday. 

Garbage Pickup
Garbage pickup on Monday, September 5 will be delayed until Tuesday, September 6.

  • Monday and Tuesday customers will not receive yard waste or excess trash collection on September 5 and 6.
  • Residents can use the personalized WasteWise app for notifications about holiday-related changes to Solid Waste collection.

Bus Schedule
No bus service on Monday, September 5.

Parks and Recreation

  • The Lineberger Park swimming pool will be open for regular swim sessions on Labor Day, prior to closing for the season.
    • Session 1: 12:30 – 3 p.m.
    • Session 2: 3:30 – 6 p.m.
    • $4.00 per person for pool entry
  • Splash pads will be open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. through September 15.
  • City parks, park playgrounds, and picnic shelters will be open regular hours: sunrise to sunset on Labor Day.
  • Community centers will be closed for the Labor Day weekend.
  • The Skeet and Trap Range will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Labor Day.
  • The Rankin Lake Boathouse will be open from noon – 6 p.m. on Labor Day.

Schiele Museum of Natural History

  • The Schiele Museum of Natural History will be open on Monday, September 5 to the public from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Visitors can select museum exhibits, planetarium, and The Farm, or any combination of these for their experience. Nature trail will be open on Labor Day.
  • Labor Day is the last day of free admission for the Blue Star Museum (military)and Dignity Memorial (veterans).
  • More information on planetarium programs and tickets can be found at