Press release from the City of Asheville:
In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, which is on a Sunday this year, City of Asheville offices will be closed July 5. Here is a look at how City services will be affected.
Trash and recycling collection will be on a regular schedule Monday, July 5. ART bus service will run on a holiday schedule on July 4 and on its regular schedule July 5.
Parks & Recreation
All City parks will be open on the Fourth of July and on July 5. This includes dog parks, outdoor sport courts, boat accesses, fields, the Azalea fishing pond and the Richmond Hill disc golf course. Aston Park Tennis Center, WNC Nature Center, Malvern Hills and Recreation Park Pools, Asheville Municipal Golf Course and all parks will be open on a regular schedule.
All recreation and community centers will be closed July 5.
Fourth of July fireworks
The City of Asheville will put on a fireworks display downtown for the Fourth of July! However, for this year, there will be no accompanying festival activities. While there will be no food or drink vendors at the park, people are welcome to bring their own picnic or order take-out from a favorite restaurant.
DJ Nex Millen will supply music on the Pack Square Park stage from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, before the fireworks display at approximately 9:30 pm.
“We are excited to offer a safe environment for people to come together downtown to view the Fourth of July fireworks display this year,” said City Manager Debra Campbell. “We would urge people to come enjoy this free, safe fireworks display rather than to risk shooting off fireworks in neighborhoods, which can pose fire and safety risks.”
No tents or cooking will be allowed and as per parks policy, no alcoholic beverages. Dogs should be leashed, but please be aware that fireworks frighten many dogs so for this reason please consider leaving your pet at home.
Water Resources staff will be available for water related emergencies 24 hours a day over the holiday weekend. Customers can call the customer service line at 828-251-1122 to report water related emergencies, leaks, breaks and no water calls.
All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate according to normal schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.