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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 We are halfway through the summer but still have many camps to go! Find out more about our 2015 Summer Camps, with dozens from which to choose! We have camps designed for ages 3-16. 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. 
Outdoor Cinema Series Join us throughout the summer for our free, family-friendly Outdoor Cinema Series. The next movie is Big Hero 6 on Wednesday, August 5, at Kenton Place.
NNO 2015 Bring the whole family out to celebrate National Night Out with us and the Cornelius Police Department on Tuesday, August 4, 6-8pm at Jetton Village. This free annual event promotes community safety and includes children's activities, entertainment, food and more!
Ga-GA Boys and girls, ages 8-13, are invited to register for our First Annual Gaga Ball Tournament on Saturday, August 8
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. 

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2nd Community Meeting for McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II  - The Town of Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department (PARC) will hold this community meeting to discuss the proposed extension of McDowell Creek Greenway on Thursday, August 13, 6:30 pm at Calvary Chapel, 18731 W. Catawba Ave. Read on...

Caldwell Station Creek Greenway CEI Request for Qualifications  - The Town of Cornelius is seeking an NCDOT pre-qualified (00195 and 00233) engineering firm to provide construction engineering and inspection services for the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway project. Bids are due August 19, 2015, by 12:00 p.m. Additional info...

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