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

Boreas Cast your vote for the 2017 Beyond Walls People's Choice Award. Visit our newest public art exhibit at Robbins Park and vote for your favorite sculpture! Voting is open through Friday, June 30, 2017.
Veterans Join the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 at the Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza on Tuesday, July 4, at 10 a.m. for a special dedication ceremony in honor of the Cornelius Veterans Memorial Statue, featuring a likeness of Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Jerry K. Crump.
 acting.gif Join us for movies under the stars! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to our 2017 Outdoor Cinema Series. Up next: The LEGO Batman Movie, showing at Robbins Park on Saturday, July 8
Summer Camps 2017 Registration for our 2017 Summer Camps is now open! Choose from over 130 camps featuring a variety of sports, arts, and recreation themes for ages 4-16.
Whimsical Birds 30x30 Mixed Media Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages. Registration for Summer Adult B Session is underway.  Be sure to stop by our gallery to view Imaginative Approach by local artist Liliana D'ambra.
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