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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SummerCamps2018Logo_Color Registration for our 2018 Summer Camps is underway. We have 8 full-day camps and over 110 half-day camps in sports, arts and recreation. Register today!
brushes Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages. Registration is now open for the Spring B Session for youth and adult classes beginning the week of April 9. Be sure to check out our Drop-In Art for preschoolers and homeschoolers!  
Fitness group View our list of Arts, Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes! We also offer drop-in classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays!
Easter Bunny
Join us for Morning with the Easter Bunny on Friday, March 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the Cornelius Arts Center. Your toddler or preschooler will enjoy crafts, snacks and of course,  a visit from Peter Cottontail! Don't forget your camera!
Hop into Spring web.jpg Bring the family out to Robbins Park for Hop Into Spring, Saturday, March 24, 2 - 4 p.m. Enjoy egg-themed activities, inflatables, music and more! This free family event is designed for ages 3-12.
 Home Grown.png Home Grown will be on display at the Center's gallery through March 30.  This local art show features beautiful and affordable works in a variety of mediums by over 120 area artists. 
010 Register today for the 3rd Annual Gaga TournamentSaturday, April 14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the Robbins Park gaga pit. This event is for boys and girls ages 7-14.  $5 for Cornelius residents / $10 for non-residents.
Open Track We invite you to enjoy the lighted track at Bailey Road Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 - 8 p.m., through March.  Get up, come on out and get moving!
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

  1. Cornelius Elementary School Parking Area Paving Project Bids

    The PARC Department is seeking qualified Contractors to bid on demolition, asphalt milling, asphalt resurfacing, new and replaced asphalt parking area base and surfacing, and other items. Bids are due on March 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. Additional Info...
  2. South Prong Rocky River (Antiquity) Greenway Project Request for Qualifications

    The Town of Cornelius is seeking a Private Engineering Firm to provide Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for South Prong Rocky River Greenway. Letters of interest are due on March 29, 2018 at 12 p.m. Additional Info...
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