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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! 

What’s Happening

Tennis Lacrosse
Come to the Xtreme Lacrosse Labor Day Free Clinic on Monday, September 7, 4:00-5:30pm at Smithville Park. For boys and girls, in grades 2-8.
Register now for Free Tennis Clinics for youth and adults, hosted by the LKN Tennis Association and instructed by the LKN Tennis Academy, to begin in September.

Tawba Walk Join us for a 'Tawba Walk on Saturday, September 19, 2:00-8:00pm. Enjoy local vendors, music, food trucks, and more! Be sure to drop by the Cornelius Arts Center from 2:00-5:00om for pottery demos and special children's art activities and from 6:00-8:00pm for the opening reception of our next gallery show, Awakening.
Ceramics at CAC
Explore the Cornelius Arts Centerfeaturing great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages! Register no for adult and youth fall classes and workshops. Read more.
Morning Glory Stop by beautiful Robbins Park and check out our first public art exhibition, Beyond Walls. The show will be on display until November 17, 2015. 
Fitness Classes View our list of Arts, Athletics, Recreation, Special Events and Special Needs Programs.  Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes. We now offer drop-in Cardio Funk and PiYo classes!
Smithville 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.
Robbins Park New Boardwalk Robbins Park Phase II is NOW OPEN! Come check out all the new facilities, including renovated ponds, observation piers, picnic areas, gaga pit and sand volleyball court. 

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