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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Dogs jumping with paws.jpg Bring your furry friend to compete in fun contests at the 17th Annual All American Dog Show on Saturday, October 7, 3-6 p.m. at Robbins Park - new location!  Free parking and admission. $10 on-site registration if you wish to enter your dog for up to two contests plus the All American Dog competition. Or skip the registration line this year and join us at D9 Brewing Co. on Thursday, October 5, 6-8 p.m. for a Pre-Registration Social!
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Willkommen to the 5th Annual Laketoberfest Music & Brew Festival on Saturday, October 21, 4-9 p.m. at Bailey Road Park. Three live bands, lots of food trucks and local breweries, kids' zone, and more! Free parking and admission.
brushes Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages. Fall A Session, six-week adult and youth classes are underway. Be sure to visit our current exhibition, Mud at the Mill, on display through October 26.
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