Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture

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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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Summer Camps 2019 Registration for 135 SUMMER CAMPS is now open! Read all about our half-day sports, arts & recreation partial-day camps, plus 8 weeks of full-day camps, including links to online registration here!
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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.  The public is invited to cast a vote for their favorite sculpture through June 30, 2019 for the "People's Choice Award".  Enjoy!
Smallfoot Bring the whole family Saturday, June 15, to Cornelius Town Hall, and enjoy the first movie in our 2019 Outdoor Cinema SeriesSmallfoot, on our inflatable "blimp" screen. The movie will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Family fun activities, including lawn games, etc.,  will begin at 6:30 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. 
Fireworks Join us Saturday, June 22, for Symphony in the Park & Fireworks at the Bailey Road Park Bandshell. The free KidZone will be open from 6 - 8 p.m., Rockie Lynne will open at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Charlotte Symphony and fireworks. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Don't forget your blankets and chairs!
brushes Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes, camps and workshops for all ages. Registration for Summer B Session will open on Monday, June 24 for five-week adult classes beginning the week of July 22.  Our first juried exhibition, Bright Ideas, is on display at the Cornelius Arts Center through June 21.
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!