Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture

The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Department works to enhance the lives of citizens and visitors by providing great parks, natural areas and recreational experiences, from sports leagues and fitness classes to summer camps and art classes. Don't see what you like? Make a suggestion! Keep up: View current and archived editions of our monthly e-newsletter.


What’s Happening

BHM Web Join us for our annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 27 from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
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Explore the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages. Our great lineup of winter classes has just started but you can still register for many of them! Read more.
20-year 2016 marks PARC's 20th Anniversary! In recognition of this milestone, featured events will take place throughout the year. The ongoing celebration will feature the selection of 20 events specifically highlighting our past years of service to the community. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon!
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View our list of Arts, Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation Programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes!
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Registration is open through February 26 for the spring season of Cornelius-Huntersville Youth Volleyball, for girls ages 9-18. Skills day is February 27 and practices will begin the week of March 14.
Give the gift of recreation! Looking for a unique gift for friends or family? A gift certificate from PARC is always the right size! Gift certificates can be used for classes or merchandise at the Cornelius Arts Center, full-day and partial-day summer camps, fitness classes & more.
We offer a variety of Parks, Recreation & Arts Centers and Trails & Greenways for your enjoyment. Read more about renting a shelter, field or court.