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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

2015 Summer Camps Register now for our 2015 Summer Camps, with over 130 from which to choose! We have camps designed for ages 3-17. Spaces are filling quickly - don't wait!
Fireworks Celebrate America with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 27, at Bailey Road Park! Gates open at 6:00pm and fireworks will follow the concert. Concessions and children's activities available. Coolers welcome but NO glass containers or bottles of any kind, NO pets, NO open flames, NO tobacco products. Read more information.
Ceramics at CAC
Explore the Cornelius Arts Centerfeaturing great art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages! Registration is now open for adult summer classes. Read more.
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. We now offer drop-in Cardio Funk and PiYo classes!
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 New Boardwalk Robbins Park Phase II is NOW OPEN! Come check out all the new facilities, including renovated ponds, observation piers, picnic areas, gaga pit and sand volleyball court. 

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