Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture


The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Department works to enhance the lives of citizens and visitors by providing great parks, natural areas and recreational experiences, from sports leagues and fitness classes to summer camps and art classes. Don't see what you like? Make a suggestion!  

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What's Happening

acting.gif Join us for movies under the stars! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to our 2017 Outdoor Cinema Series. Up next: Moana on Tuesday, August 1, at Smithville Park. This showing is held in conjunction with our annual National Night Out event.
Summer Camps 2017 We still have five weeks of 2017 Summer Camps for your child! Choose from over a variety of half-day camps in sports, arts, and recreation themes for ages 4-16.
Flag Footlball.jpg  Registration is now open for Cornelius-Huntersville Youth Flag Football, for boys and girls, ages 4-14. Practices will begin the week of September 4.
brushes Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages. Registration for Summer Adult B Session is underway for classes beginning the week of July 24. Home Grown: Sprouts exhibit, featuring works created by students ages 4-16 in our Summer Arts & Recreation Camps is on display through August 26.  Join us for the closing reception on Wednesday, August 23 from 6-8 p.m. Meet the sprouts, enjoy arts & crafts, refreshments and more!
CYO Logo Cornelius Youth Orchestras is accepting new members for the 2017-2018 season. Youth with at least one year of playing experience are invited, along with their parents, to attend an Open House on July 25, August 8, or August 15
Fitness group View our list of Arts, Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes!
Gift Certificate Looking for a unique gift for friends or family? A gift certificate from PARC is always the right size! Gift certificates can be used for classes or merchandise at the Cornelius Arts Center, full-day and partial-day summer camps, fitness classes & more. 
Facility Image We offer a variety of Parks, Recreation & Arts Centers, and Trails & Greenways for your enjoyment. Read more about renting a shelter, field or court