Parks, Trails, & Recreation Facilities

The Town of Cornelius provides an abundance of parks, trails, recreational areas, open spaces and recreation and arts centers. These public facilities preserve and enhance the quality of life and the environment for the citizens of Cornelius. The Town has 262 acres of developed parks, seven miles of trails and greenways and over 120 acres of undeveloped greenway and park land.
Our Facilities

The Parks & Recreation Department maintains:

Field, Shelter & Other Facility Rentals

Get more information on renting fields, shelters, courts & more.
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Field Conditions
Our Weather Hotline number is 704-896-2460, ext. 2. 

Open Track Nights
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During Standard Time, typically early November through early March, we keep the lights on for you three nights per week, 6-8 p.m. James Hoyt Wilhelm Park's 1/4-mi walking track will be lighted on Mondays and Bailey Road Park's regulation track will be lighted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, both open to the public for your enjoyment. Come and enjoy a safe place to walk or run, on your own or with family and friends.

Recreation Areas on Lake Norman
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Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation maintains several parks on Lake Norman that are located in the Town of Cornelius. Call 311 or 704-336-7600 (the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County's “one stop shop” customer service and information line for city and county services) to reserve these facilities, or visit the links below for more information:

Comprehensive Parks & Greenways Master PlanView our 2024-2034 Parks & Greenways Master Plan.