Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture

Overview

 
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!  

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What's Happening

Open Track 2019-2020 GET OUT TO BAILEY ROAD PARK FOR OPEN TRACK NIGHTS AND GET MOVING!  Every Tuesday and Thursday evening  through March 5, 6-8 p.m., the public is invited to use the lighted track between Bailey Middle School and Bailey Road Park. Come and enjoy a safe place to walk, run and get healthy.
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Visit the Cornelius Arts Center, featuring great art exhibits, classes, camps and workshops for all ages.  Registration for Spring A Session will open on Monday, January 27 at 7 a.m. for Cornelius residents and on Wednesday, January 29 at 7 a.m. for all other participants. 
Horse of a Different Color Be sure to drop by the Cornelius Arts Center gallery for Horse of a Different Color, an exhibition featuring lively works focused on the animals we love, by local artists Tyler Helfrich, Susan Lawson and Valerie Phillips. On display through January 17. 
Find Your Fit Interested in experiencing one of our fitness programs? PARC invites you to Find Your Fit with free trial fitness classes the week of January 6-11. Try Senior Fit Club, SKWOD Fit Camp, Tai Chi or Cardio Funk. One class per program, for FREE! Try one program or try them all!
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The 5th Annual Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition is open at Robbins Park. This award-winning exhibit will be on display through January 31, 2020, and features 7 sculptures by 6 artists.  CALL FOR ARTISTS: Apply now through February 7 for the next Beyond Walls exhibit.
Black History Month Join Cornelius PARC and Smithville CommUNITY Coalition at Town Hall on Saturday, February 1, 1-3 p.m., for our annual Black History Month Celebration. Enjoy guest speakers, an art exhibit by Charlotte artist Kevin Harris, fun and educational children’s activities, performances, refreshments and more.
Fitness group View our list of Arts, Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes. We also offer drop-in classes on Mondays and Saturdays!
Gift Certificate 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. 
Facility Image We offer a variety of Parks, Recreation & Arts Centers, and Trails & Greenways for your enjoyment. Read more about renting a shelter, field or court
The 5th Annual Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition is open at Robbins Park. This award-winning exhibit will be on display through January 31, 2020, and features 7 sculptures by 6 artists. Join us on Saturday, June 1, at 3:30 p.m. for and Artist Tour! The public is invited to cast a vote for their favorite sculpture through June 30, 2019 for the "People's Choice Award".  Enjoy!
The 5th Annual Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition is open at Robbins Park. This award-winning exhibit will be on display through January 31, 2020, and features 7 sculptures by 6 artists. Join us on Saturday, June 1, at 3:30 p.m. for and Artist Tour! The public is invited to cast a vote for their favorite sculpture through June 30, 2019 for the "People's Choice Award".  Enjoy!
  1. PARC Department Seeks Proposals for Splash Pad Maintenance

    The Cornelius PARC Department is currently soliciting proposals to establish a contract for maintenance of the Smithville Park Splash Pad with a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) business. Sealed proposals will be received until 1:00 p.m., January 30, 2020. Additional Info...
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