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

Antiquity-Boardwalk
The Antiquity Greenway is now open! Enjoy this 0.6-mile, 10-foot-wide paved trail that connects downtown Cornelius to the existing South Prong Rocky River Greenway in Davidson. Another jewel in the Emerald Necklace!
Basketball. season Registration is open now through October 31 for the 23rd season of Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball! The league is open to boys ages 5-18 and girls ages 5-15.
Youth Pickleball Clinic Register now for Pickleball Madness, a free introductory pickleball clinic: Monday, October 21, 6:30-8 p.m., for participants ages 16 & up, or Monday, October 28, 1-2:30 p.m., for participants ages 7-15. Clinics will be held at the Bailey Road Park tennis courts. Learn the basics from experienced instructors! These clinics are for beginners only. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Space is limited.  
PARC Hoopla.1.100 It's not just shooting hoops! Join us for Cornelius PARC Hoopla on Monday, October 28, from 5-6:30 p.m. at James Hoyt Wilhelm Park, for this high-energy, interactive basketball clinic. Free for boys & girls ages 7-12. Space is limited. Pre-registration is encouraged. 
LAX Clinic
Xtreme Lacrosse is offering FREE one-day "Grow the Game" clinics for Cornelius 
residents at Robbins Park, 9-10:30 a.m., on Saturdays through November 2. For boys & girls, 1st-5th grade. Space limited. Pre-registration required. Lacrosse sticks provided. 
Ramsey Creek Join Cornelius PARC, Davidson Parks & Recreation and Davidson Land Conservancy on Sunday, November 10, 2-4 p.m., for an Outdoor Adventure Hike through the Ramsey Creek Park nature trails led by Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. For all ages. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
Veterans Day 2015 Join the Town of Cornelius, along with American Legion Post 86, on Monday, November 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., for our Veterans Day Program honoring military veterans & those currently serving in our Armed Forces. 
Santa Paws in the Park The Cornelius PARC Department invites you and your furry friends to Robbins Park on Saturday, November 16, 12-2 p.m., for Santa Paws in the Park.  Enjoy photo opportunities with Santa and your pet, shop for unique dog gifts, and more! This free family event is fun for everyone!
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 Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes, camps and workshops for all ages. Registration for Fall B Session is underway for five-week adult and youth classes beginning the week of October 28. 
Three Sisters
 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!