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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What's Happening


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Join us on Saturday, October 8, 9-10:30 a.m. for our Outdoor Adventures: Urban Hike! From the Town Hall Lawn, we will head over to the Antiquity Greenway with members of Heads Up Cornelius, talking about opportunities to walk in downtown Cornelius, pedestrian safety, and our greenway initiatives, and Laura Domingo, a naturalist with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, providing information about flora and fauna along the way. Pre-registration is encouraged! 
All American Dog Show The 22nd Annual All American Dog Show, has a NEW DATE: Sunday, October 9, 3-6 p.m., at Robbins Park, and early bird registration is open now! No charge to attend, just to register your furry friend in some of the ten fun contests, such as Fluffiest Coat, Best Trick, or Spectacular Spots. Enjoy a day of dog-related entertainment, vendors, and more. Save money by registering in advance!
bball.jpg Registration for our 25th season of the Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball League is open now for Cornelius and Davidson residents, and will open on Saturday, October 8, for residents of all towns. Practice begin in late November for this very popular winter league. For girls ages 5-14 and boys ages 5-16.
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It's time to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Laketoberfest! Come on out to Bailey Road Park on Saturday, October 15, 4-9 p.m., for live performances from Groove Machine and Unknown Artist, over a dozen local craft breweries, NC wine and cider, and a variety of food trucks, vendors, and concessions, plus our Kids Zone, axe throwing, and more. Admission, parking, and shuttle service are free. NO PETS allowed at this event.
Hooked.400 It's time again for Hooked on Cornelius! Join us at the Robbins Park Upper Pond on Saturday, October 22, for a fishing experience for children ages 7-12 led by Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Fishing gear supplied. Free, but pre-registration is required. Register for either the 10 a.m. or the 11 a.m. session. 
halloween-kids.jpg Our Halloween Treat Trail is back with an outdoor movie, Hotel Transylvania, on Saturday, October 29, at Bailey Road Park! Free, but pre-registration is required for your child's slot to trick-or-treat. The event also includes a tractor-pulled trailer, a variety of activities, games, and a spook-tacular photo area! Concessions will be available for purchase.
Fitness group View our list of Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes including Tai Chi, Camp Gladiator,  and Kids Yoga, or drop in for Cardio Funk!  
 
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 & partial-day summer camps, fitness classes, and 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!
View our list of Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes including Tai Chi, Camp Gladiator,  and Kids Yoga, or drop in for Cardio Funk!