Parks & Recreation

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The Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department works to enhance the lives of citizens and visitors by providing exceptional parks, greenways, and community experiences, from sports leagues and fitness classes to summer camps and family events. Don't see what you like? Make a suggestion!  

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Stand Up Paddleboarding Want to learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard? Try our 90-minute intro classes offered at the Lake Norman Community Sailing Center on Saturday mornings, 9:30-11 a.m. Only $25 for Cornelius residents, $35 for non-residents. September 18. 
Flag Football Game schedules are now posted for the Cornelius Flag Football 2021 fall league. We have a few more spaces available for boys and girls ages 6-14. The cost is $85 for Cornelius residents and $105 for non-resident. Call us ASAP at 704-892-6031 x160  if you want your child to play!

youth yoga Register today for  our NEW  yoga program for boys and girls ages 5-14 provided by Tiny Blooms Yoga. Six-week sessions of Kids Yoga (ages 5-10) and Tweens Yoga (ages 10-14) will meet on Monday evenings, September 20 through October 25. Resident fees - $75; Non-resident fees - $92. Learn more!
brushes Have you heard? Cain Center for the Arts will be offering visual arts classes beginning September 1 at the Cornelius Arts Center, with Fall A & B adult and youth programs, plus the return of drop-in art! 
 AA Dog Show Are you ready for a paw-some time? Join us for the 21st Annual All American Dog Show at Robbins Park on Saturday, October 2, 3-6 p.m.! Take advantage of early-bird registration for $8, or you can register on the day of the event for $12. Registration includes entry into the All American Dog contest as well as two (2) additional contests of your choice. In addition to fun contests, visitors are able to enjoy pet-related vendor tents, concessions, and children’s activities.
Hooked.400 Join CPRD and Lake Norman Wild life Conservationists for Hooked on Cornelius, Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Robbins Park upper pond. This free fishing event is for boys and girls ages 7-12. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate with their children. Fishing rods will be available for participant use during the event. Pre-registration is required.
Fitness group View our list of Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes. 
Gift Certificate Looking for a unique gift for friends or family? A gift certificate from Cornelius Parks & Recreation is always the right size! Gift certificates can be used for full-day and partial-day summer camps, fitness classes & more. 
Facility Image We offer a variety of Parks, Recreation 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!
Registration for the Spring A session of adult art education classes is now open! We are happy to announce the return of watercolor classes at CAC, including the return of both adult beginner and intermediate-to-advanced painting! The 6-week-long sessions will begin the week of February 22.
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Register NOW for Earth Jam 2021Saturday, April 24, 5-7 p.m. at Robbins Park. Enjoy a free bluegrass concert by Carolina Divide. Concessions will be available for purchase. Registration is required regardless of age and is now open! Masks are required for this event.
 Opening soon, registration for the 2021 Cornelius Flag Football League! Open to boys and girls ages 4-14. Stay tuned!
 Opening soon, registration for the 2021 Cornelius Flag Football League! Open to boys and girls ages 4-14. Stay tuned!
Welcome Back!

As we welcome you back into our facilities & programs, we want you to know what we are doing to keep you safe.

We are: Following state & local guidelines | Limiting program sizes | Doing extra cleaning | Setting up to allow for social distancing | Offering hand sanitizer and/or handwashing in all facilities | Using a registration system for select programs

You can help by: Staying home if you are sick | Following signage | Washing your hands | Wearing a mask while indoors or when social distancing cannot be maintained | Registering for programs online @ cornelius.org/pr or over the phone @ 704-892-6031 x160