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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! Keep up: View current and archived editions of our monthly e-newsletter.

What’s Happening

Explore the Cornelius Arts Centerfeaturing great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages! 

Fitness Classes View our list of Arts, Athletics, and Recreation Programs.  Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes. We now offer drop-in Cardio Funk and PiYo classes!
 Light Up Cornelius

Bring the whole family to our 4th Annual Light Up Cornelius on Saturday, November 28, 4:00-6:00 pm, on the Town Hall lawn. Enjoy a variety of entertainment, capped off with the lighting of our town's Christmas tree!
Cocoa with Santa Come to the Cornelius Arts Center on Friday, December 4, 10:00am - 12:00pm for Cocoa with Santa! Enjoy holiday crafts, cookies, cocoa and the chance to take pictures with Santa. Don't forget to bring your camera.
Robbins Park Playground We offer a variety of Parks, Recreation & Arts Centers and Trails & Greenways for your enjoyment. Read more about renting a shelter, field or court.
Bikers SEALED BIDS for the construction of Caldwell Station Creek Greenway and/or Cornelius Elementary School Neighborhood Park will be received by the Town of Cornelius. Bids will be due and bid openings will be held on December 11.

Contact Us

Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture
21445 Catawba Ave.
2nd Floor
P.O. Box 399
Cornelius, NC 28031

Ph: 704-892-6031
ext. 160
Fx: 704-896-2462

Weather Hotline
Ph: 704-896-2460
ext. 290

Office Hours
8:30 am – 5:00 pm