Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture

Overview

 
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!  

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What's Happening

Summer Camps 2019 We are still offering half-day sports, arts & recreation partial-day summer camps through August 23! Learn more, including links to online registration here!
FF 2018
Are you ready for some football? Online registration is now closed for the 18th season of Cornelius Youth NFL Flag Football League, though we still have a few spots available in some divisions. For boys and girls ages 4-15. Call us for more information.
Home Grown Sprouts Visit the Cornelius Arts Center gallery through August 24 for a summer favorite art show, Home Grown Sprouts, featuring artworks created by our summer campers, ages 4-16, during our Summer Arts & Recreation Camps. Join us for the closing reception on Thursday, August 22 from 5-7 p.m.  
Back 2 School Bash Come celebrate the end of summer break at our Back 2 School Bash on Saturday, August 24, at Robbins Park. This free family fun event starts at 6:30 p.m. Music, face painting, balloon twisters and more! Concessions available for purchase. Top off the evening with our final outdoor movieSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m. Remember a blanket and chairs.
 Spider-man Bring the whole family Saturday, August 24, to Robbins Park and enjoy our 2019 Outdoor Cinema Series movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, on our inflatable "blimp" screen.  The movie will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30p.m.)
Fun activities, including lawn games, etc., will begin at 6:30 p.m.
 This family event is free! Come early for our free family fun event, Back 2 School Bash!
Outdoor Adventures.100 Join Cornelius PARC and Davidson Parks and Recreation Sunday, September 8, from 2-4 p.m., for Outdoor Adventures, a leisurely two-mile hike through Fisher Farm Park led by Davidson Lands Conservancy and Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists . Because capacity is limited, preregistration is required. 
WAC Field
FIELD CLOSURES: Every summer, we shut down our natural surface baseball/softball and multi-purpose athletic fields for some much-needed rest and rehab time! View the schedule here. Note proposed schedules are subject to change depending on conditions and contractor availability
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 Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes, camps and workshops for all ages. Registration for Fall A Session is underway for six-week adult and youth classes beginning the week of September 9.
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 The 5th Annual Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition is open at Robbins Park. This award-winning exhibit will be on display through January 31, 2020, and features 7 sculptures by 6 artists.  Congratulations to this year's "People's Choice Award" winner, Robert Porreca, Three Sisters
Fitness group View our list of Arts, Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes. We also offer drop-in classes on Mondays and Saturdays!
Gift Certificate Looking for a unique gift for friends or family? A gift certificate from PARC is always the right size! Gift certificates can be used for classes or merchandise at the Cornelius Arts Center, full-day and partial-day summer camps, fitness classes & more. 
Facility Image We offer a variety of Parks, Recreation & Arts Centers, and Trails & Greenways for your enjoyment. Read more about renting a shelter, field or court
The 5th Annual Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition is open at Robbins Park. This award-winning exhibit will be on display through January 31, 2020, and features 7 sculptures by 6 artists. Join us on Saturday, June 1, at 3:30 p.m. for and Artist Tour! The public is invited to cast a vote for their favorite sculpture through June 30, 2019 for the "People's Choice Award".  Enjoy!
The 5th Annual Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition is open at Robbins Park. This award-winning exhibit will be on display through January 31, 2020, and features 7 sculptures by 6 artists. Join us on Saturday, June 1, at 3:30 p.m. for and Artist Tour! The public is invited to cast a vote for their favorite sculpture through June 30, 2019 for the "People's Choice Award".  Enjoy!
  1. Bailey Road Park Master Plan Update: Public Workshop & Online Survey

    Weigh in on the latest proposal for the next phases of Bailey Road Park at a public meeting on Wednesday, August 21, at Town Hall. Drop in anytime between 6:30 and 8 p.m. You may also take our online survey, now through August 22. Additional Info...
  2. Robbins Park Master Plan Update: Online Survey

    View the latest proposal for the next phases of Robbins Park. Weigh in on the plan by taking our online survey, now through August 22. Additional Info...
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