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 4 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 4 will be delayed until Tuesday, September 5.

  • Monday and Tuesday customers will not receive yard waste or excess trash collection on September 4 and 5.
  • 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 4.


Parks & Recreation

  • The Lineberger Park swimming pool will be open for regular swim sessions on Labor Day, prior to closing for the season.
    • Session 1 at 12:30 – 3 p.m.
    • Session 2 at 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. until September 5.
  • City parks, park playgrounds, and picnic shelters will be open regular hours, from 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 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Labor Day.


Schiele Museum of Natural History

  • The Schiele Museum of Natural History will be open to the public on Monday, September 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Visitors can enjoy museum exhibits, planetarium programs, The Farm, and Nature Trail. Find planetarium program times and details using the calendar of events at
  • Labor Day marks the last day of free admission for active military, veterans, and their families through Blue Star Museums and the support of Dignity Memorial. Get info at org/blue-star-museums.