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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bball.jpg Online registration for our 25th season of the Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball League is now closed, however there are a limited number of spaces remaining in some divisions.  Call our office 704-892-6031 x160. Practices begin in late November for this very popular winter league. For girls ages 5-14 and boys ages 5-16.
Flag Football Registration for the 2023 NFL Youth Flag Football: Polar Bear Edition is open now through December 11! This popular winter league is for boys and girls ages 6-15. Cost is Cornelius residents $95/non-residents $115. Practices for this league begin the week of January 2. Games will be on Thursdays beginning January 12. 
Light Up Cornelius Join us behind Cornelius Town Hall on Saturday, November 26, 4-7 p.m., for the 11th Annual Light Up Cornelius! Enjoy music, carriage rides, refreshments, and of course, a visit from Santa! We will light the tree at 5:45 p.m. Don't forget your cameras!

Candy Canes
Register now for a NEW event, the Flashlight Candy Cane Dash! Held on Sunday, December 11, 6-7 p.m. on the Town Hall Lawn, this event is for ages 2-12. This event is free to attend, but spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. Don't forget to bring your flashlight, kids!
Open Track 2019-2020 Be a healthier you with Open Track Nights! Three nights per week, from 6-8 p.m., we are offering opportunities for the public to enjoy some exercise on an outdoor, lighted track. Mondays at James Hoyt Wilhelm Park and Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Bailey Road Park Track. Come and enjoy a safe place to walk or run, on your own or with family and friends. Learn 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, Camp Gladiator,  and Yoga for Youth, 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