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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PLEASE NOTE: As concern about the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, the Town of Cornelius is taking proactive steps to help keep our community safe. The safety and well-being of everyone who visits our PARC facilities are always our primary concerns.  In light of the current situation and following federal, state and local direction, PLEASE REVIEW THIS DOCUMENT to learn what we are currently doing to play our part in keeping you and our staff healthy, including cancelling all programming through May 10.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  All Cornelius parks and greenways remain open; all who visit are encouraged to practice social distancing (6 feet apart). For your protection, all playgrounds and restrooms are closed, and basketball courts are available for individual play only. Group games and activities are not allowed. 

What's Happening

SC2020Logo_Color.100 Registration for our 2020 Summer Camps is open! Eight exciting weeks of full-day camps with a new, earlier 7:30 a.m. drop-off time! Over 125 half-day arts & recreation and sports camps. There is something for everyone! 
 PARC @ Home  During closures and cancellations due to COVID-19 concerns, we are on a mission to bring you ways to keep busy, stay engaged, decompress, and maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit. Look for PARC@HOME, our new weekly newsletter each Monday. View the current edition as we bring the programs to you!
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The Cornelius Arts Center features great art exhibits, classes, camps and workshops for all ages, but is currently closed until further notice.  Spring B Session of classes previously scheduled to begin the week of April 20 has been cancelled. Please check back for details. 
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!