Parks & Recreation


The Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department works to enhance the lives of citizens and visitors by providing exceptional parks, greenways, and community experiences, from sports leagues and fitness classes to summer camps and family events. Don't see what you like? Make a suggestion!  

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BlackHistoryMonth.jpgJoin CPRD, the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition, and Cain Center for the Arts for our annual celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, February 25, 12-2 p.m. at a new location, Cain Center for the Arts. Enjoy guest speakers, an art exhibit, performances, and light refreshments. Throughout the month of February, drop by Town Hall (weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5p.m.) and the Cain Center (Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) to view a special exhibit featuring a collection of thought-provoking, mixed-media, oil, and acrylic artworks by John R. Miles III.
basketball-footballCheck back throughout the season for Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball League and Youth Flag Football Polar Bear League schedules and updates throughout the season.
Open Track 2019-2020Be a healthier you with Open Track Nights! Three nights per week, from 6-8 p.m., we are offering opportunities for the public to enjoy some exercise on an outdoor, lighted track. Come and enjoy a safe place to walk or run, on your own or with family and friends. Learn more!
Fitness groupView our list of Athletics, Fitness Classes & Recreation programs. Register now for the next sessions of our popular fitness classes including Tai Chi, Camp Gladiator,  and Yoga for Youth, or drop in for Cardio Funk!  
Gift CertificateLooking for a unique gift for friends or family? A gift certificate from Cornelius Parks & Recreation is always the right size! Gift certificates can be used for full-day & partial-day summer camps, fitness classes, and more. 
Facility ImageWe offer a variety of Parks, Recreation Centers, and Trails & Greenways for your enjoyment. Read more about renting a shelter, field or court