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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|Please note that the Lake Norman Kiwanis Splashville Park at Smithville Park is temporarily closed for maintenance but should be back up and running for summer fun later this week!|
|Join us for movies under the stars! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to our 2017 Outdoor Cinema Series. Up next: The Secret Life of Pets, showing at Smithville Park on Saturday, June 3.|
|Bring your blankets and chairs, coolers and picnic baskets to Bailey Road Park for Symphony in the Park, Saturday, June 24, featuring the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Fireworks will immediately following the symphony's performance. NO glass bottles or containers, tobacco products, smoking, e-cigs, pets or open flames. FREE admission and parking.|
|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 June 30, 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.|
|Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages. Registration for Summer Adult A & B Sessions is underway. Be sure to stop by our gallery to view Imaginative Approach by local artist Liliana D'ambra.|
|View our list of Arts, Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes!|
|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.|
|We offer a variety of Parks, Recreation & Arts Centers, and Trails & Greenways for your enjoyment. Read more about renting a shelter, field or court.|