Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture

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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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Mark your calendars! Registration for our 2020 Summer Camps opens Monday, March 2at 7 a.m. Eight exciting weeks of full-day camps with a new 7:30 a.m. drop-off time! Over 125 half-day arts & recreation and sports camps. There is something for everyone! NOTE: For Summer Full Day Camps only there is priority registration for Cornelius residents March 2-8. Registration opens for everyone March 9.
Walk with a Doc Join us for our very first Walk with a Doc free community event. Walk your own pace and distance while learning more from Dr. Phoung Nguyen about the benefits of walking on Saturday, March 7, at the Antiquity Greenway starting at 9 a.m.
Latta Plantations Nature Preserve Join Cornelius PARC Department, the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department and guides from the Davidson Lands Conservancy on March 8, 2-4 p.m., for an Outdoor Adventure through Latta Plantation Preserve.  Enjoy a beautiful walk through the trails as you learn about the plants and wildlife indigenous to the preserve. Space is limited, so register today. No pets or strollers.
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 is underway for Spring A Session, six-week adult and youth classes beginning the week of February 24. 
Black History Month As part of Black History Month, enjoy a special art exhibit at Town Hall of works by Charlotte artist Kevin HarrisMr. Harris is a self-taught American portrait, figurative, and abstract painter. This show will be on display the month of February during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Visit the Cornelius Arts Center gallery to view Home Grown, our most popular, annual exhibit featuring an eclectic and beautiful mix of work from over 80 local artists in a large variety of mediums. The exhibit will be on display through March 28, with many affordable works for sale.
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!