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 Registration for 135 SUMMER CAMPS is now open! Read all about our 10 weeks of half-day sports, arts & recreation partial-day camps, plus 8 weeks of full-day camps, including links to online registration here!
FF 2018
Are you ready for some football? Registration is open now through August 12 for the 18th season of Cornelius Youth NFL Flag Football League! For boys and girls ages 4-15. Sign up today!
Park in the Dark Bring the family to Robbins Park on Friday, July 19, 8-10 p.m. for Park in the Dark! Led by Cornelius PARC, Davidson Parks & Recreation, Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, and Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation. Free but preregistration encouraged. 
How to Train your Dragon 2
Bring the whole family Saturday, July 27, to Ramsey Creek Beach, and enjoy the "boat-in" movie of our 2019 Outdoor Cinema SeriesHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, on our inflatable "blimp" screen.  Watch from your boat or from the beach! The movie will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Fun activities, including lawn games, etc., will begin at 6:30 p.m. This family event is free!
NNO logo Join the Cornelius PARC, Police and Fire departments as we celebrate National Night Out! This free, annual, family event will be held at Bailey Road Park on Tuesday, August 6, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy children's activities, entertainment, food and more!
GaGa Register now for our 4th Annual Gaga Ball Tournament at Robbins Park on Saturday, August 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This friendly competition is open to boys and girls, ages 7-14. Pre-registration is required and open until August 9. $5 for Cornelius residents and $10 for non-residents. 
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.  
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 Summer B Session is underway for five-week adult classes beginning the week of July 22.  
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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. Robbins Park Master Plan Update: Public Workshop & Online Survey

    Weigh in on the latest proposal for the next phases of Robbins Park at a public meeting on Tuesday, August 6, 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...
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