Parks & Recreation
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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|The Towns of Cornelius and Davidson are excited to bring back Youth Basketball for our 24th year! Registration for the 2021-2022 season is open first to Cornelius and Davidson residents only, NOW through October 24, or until full. Registration will then extend to residents of all towns October 25 - November 8, or until full. This program is open to boys and girls, ages 5-14. COVID-19 IMPACTS: Due to Mecklenburg County and CMS requirements, all players, coaches, spectators, referees, etc., must wear a mask while indoors unless a medical or behavioral condition or disability exception applies. Children under age 5 are also exempt.|
|Laketoberfest is back! Bring the family to Bailey Road Park, Saturday, October 23, from 4-9 p.m., and enjoy this award-winning event featuring over a dozen local craft breweries, NC wine and cider, and a variety of food trucks, vendors, and other concessions. Admission, parking, and shuttle service are free. NO PETS. Event proceeds benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists.|
|Join us Saturday, October 30, at Bailey Road Park, for the Halloween Treat Trail! Dress your kids in their costumes and enjoy trick-or-treat for pre-packaged, nut-free candy from local businesses along the festive trail, games and activities, and a spooktacular photo area. Two sessions are available: 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event is free but pre-registration is required. Recommended for kids 12 and under. Don't forget your camera!
|Join the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 for this year's Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, November 11, at 11 a.m. This annual, family-friendly program honors military veterans and those currently serving in our Armed Forces.
|View our list of Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes, or enjoy adult open gym nights for basketball or pickleball, yoga for youth, and Cardio Funk!|
|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.|
|We offer a variety of Parks, Recreation Centers, and Trails & Greenways for your enjoyment. Read more about renting a shelter, field or court.|
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 or over the phone @ 704-892-6031 x160