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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
Summer Camps Registration for summer camps is now open! We have over 140 Sports, Arts & Recreation and Special Needs partial-day camps available. It is easy to register online - read more!
Earth Day Art Party Friday's Earth Day Events - April 25
Start your Earth Day fun with an Art Party at the Cornelius Arts Center, 11am-1pm. $5 per student per hour, all ages welcome. Then join us at 7pm for a free screening of the family-friendly film, Play Again, to see what happens when a group of teens turns off their screens and takes their first wilderness adventure. Seating is limited and reservations must be made in advance. Read more.
Earth Day Saturday's Earth Day Events - April 26
Beginning at 9am, help Girl Scout Troop 2123 plant 70 trees at Cornelius Elementary and Legion Park. Contact Karen Zomick for more information. Then join Cornelius PARC, Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, University Turf Management, Davidson College Herpetology Lab and Mecklenburg County at Robbins Park for our annual Earth Day Celebration, 10am-12pm. And round out the day by volunteering for the Cornelius Litter Sweep, cleaning up our local roads, 1pm-3pm. Contact Mindi Stoner for more details.
 School of Rock FunFest

Come to Bailey Road Park on Saturday, May 3, for a free family concert, children's activities, games, concessions and more. It's the School of Rock FunFest!
Spring Art Classes
Explore the Cornelius Arts Center: Our remodeled Center features great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages!  We are currently registering for Spring Sessions and have many exciting, new classes for all ages. 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!
Smithville Park playground Find out more about our Parks, Recreation & Arts Centers and Trails & Greenways.  
Read more about renting a shelter, field or 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

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