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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What's Happening

Open Track 2019-2020 GET OUT ON THE BAILEY ROAD PARK  TRACK AND GET MOVING!  Every Tuesday and Thursday evening  through March 5, 6-8 p.m., the public is invited to use the lighted track between Bailey Middle School and Bailey Road Park. Come and enjoy a safe place to walk, run and get healthy.
Christmas Carol Join us for a fun morning as we host a free Preschool Holiday Party at the Cornelius Arts Center, including the Mickey's Christmas Carol movie, crafts and snack.  For ages 3 to 6, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents, though you are required to stay at this event, please only register your child. Space is limited.
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Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes, camps and workshops for all ages. Registration for Winter Session is underway for six-week adult and youth classes beginning the week of January 6, 2020. 
Horse of a Different Color Be sure to drop by the Cornelius Arts Center gallery for Horse of a Different Color, an exhibition featuring lively works focused on the animals we love, by local artists Tyler Helfrich, Susan Lawson and Valerie Phillips. On display through January 17. Meet the artists at the closing reception on Friday, January 10, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Find Your Fit Interested in experiencing one of our fitness programs? PARC invites you to Find Your Fit with free trial fitness classes the week of January 6-11. Try Senior Fit Club, SKWOD Fit Camp, Tai Chi or Cardio Funk. One class per program, for FREE! Try one program or try them all!
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!