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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

2015 Summer Camps Register now for our 2015 Summer Camps, with over 130 from which to choose! We have camps designed for ages 3-17. Spaces are filling quickly - don't wait!
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. Be sure to cast your vote here for the "People's Choice Award" by July 15 at 5:00pm.
Outdoor Cinema Series Join us throughout the summer for our free, family-friendly Outdoor Cinema Series! The next movie is Annie (2014) on Wednesday, July 8, at Kenton Place.
Jazz Fest Be a part of the inaugural Old Town Cornelius Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 18 from 4-9pm at Smithville Park. It's a free evening filled with local jazz bands, food trucks, craft beer, children's activities, silent auction and more! Proceeds will benefit the LKN Kiwanis Splash Park at Smithville Park
Ga-GA Boys and girls, ages 8-18 are invited to register for our First Annual Gaga Ball Tournament on Saturday, August 8. Registration opens on July 6.
Ceramics at CAC
Explore the Cornelius Arts Centerfeaturing great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages! Registration is now open for adult summer classes. Read more.
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