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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! 

What’s Happening
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Explore the Cornelius Arts Center: Our remodeled Center features great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages!  We are now registering for Fall Classes and have many exciting, new classes for all ages. Classes are beginning soon. Read more.
Youth Basketball Online registration for the Cornelius-Davidson Youth Winter Basketball is now closed but we still have a few spots in some divisions Call us at 704-892-6031 x160 or email for more information
Veterans Day Celebrate Veterans Day with American Legion Post 86 on Tuesday, November 11, at the Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza, beginning at 11:00am. The celebration will include patriotic music, a guest speaker and 21-gun salute. 
Light Up Cornelius Join us on the lawn at Cornelius Town Hall for Light Up Cornelius on Saturday, November 29, 4:00-6:00pm. There will be entertainment, activities and a visit from Santa, too! We will light the tree at 5:30pm.
Community Garden Interested in starting a community garden, perhaps in your own neighborhood or on town-owned land? We are excited to introduce the Cornelius Community Garden Grants Program. Deadline to apply: December 1, 2014, 4:00pm.
Fitness Classes View our list of Arts, Athletics, Recreation, Special Events and Special Needs Programs.  Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes, including a new fitness class: PiYo!
Smithville Park playground We offer a variety of Parks, Recreation & Arts Centers and Trails & Greenways for your enjoyment. Read more about renting a shelter, field or court.
Robbins Park Trail Robbins Park Phase III:  Pardon our mess while we grow! Construction is underway and for your safety the nature preserve trails and both ponds are closed to the public through March 1, 2015. The tennis courts, playground, picnic shelter/restrooms and multi-purpose field will remain open throughout the construction process. Nearby Jetton and Bailey Road Parks offer walking trails and Ramsey Creek Park and Blythe Landing offer fishing opportunities.  

Contact Us

Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture
21445 Catawba Ave.
2nd Floor
P.O. Box 399
Cornelius, NC 28031

Ph: 704-892-6031
ext. 160
Fx: 704-896-2462

Weather Hotline
Ph: 704-896-2460
ext. 290

Office Hours
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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