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


Basketball Kids The Towns of Cornelius and Davidson are excited to bring back Youth Basketball for our 24th year! Registration for the 2021-2022 season is now open to everyone through 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. 
Halloween Treat Trail Photo  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! 
Veterans Day 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.
Santa Paws in the Park Join us  Sunday, November 14, at Robbins Park , 12-2 p.m, for Santa Paws in the Park!  This dog friendly event is free. Enjoy photos with Santa, shop for unique dog gifts, and more. 
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, Senior Fit, and Yoga for Youth, or enjoy adult open gym nights for basketball or pickleball, and 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 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  or over the phone @ 704-892-6031 x160