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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

Ceramics at CAC
Explore the Cornelius Arts Centerfeaturing great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages! Registration for Fall Session B of adult and youth fall classes and workshops is now open. Be sure to visit the photography show, Awakening, now in our gallery.
AA Dog Show
The All American Dog Show, scheduled for Saturday, October 3, has been canceled due to inclement weather and overly saturated fields.
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!
Youth Basketball Register now for Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball. Registration for boys and girls, ages 5-18, will remain open until Sunday, October 25, OR UNTIL FULL. Don't wait!

Join us for the 3rd Annual LaketoberFest Music & Brew Festival featuring live bands, local breweries and bottle shops, great food trucks, a cornhole tournament, and a kid's zone with crafts and games. Free admission and parking. Saturday, October 17, 4:00-9:00pm, at Bailey Road Park.
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. 
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