Jun 19 Director's Corner

June is Great Outdoors Month, starting with National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1. Cornelius is home to over 15 miles of paved and natural-surface trails and greenways, with more under design or construction. Here are just some of the scenic trails in Cornelius - we hope you will find time to get out and explore!
  • Bailey Road Park: 3.5 mi
  • Caldwell Station Creek Greenway: 2.6 mi
  • Jetton Park: 1.5 mi
  • McDowell Creek Greenway: 1.5 mi
  • Robbins Park: 4.7 mi
  • Antiquity Greenway: 0.6 mi, connecting to the Rocky River Greenway - opening this summer!
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Shelter Rental 2

Fields and picnic shelters are available for reservation at Bailey Road, Legion,
Robbins, Smithville and Torrence Chapel Parks.

 Find out how!

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Open Sign

We offer these open-play activities for adults:  
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
(No pickleball on June 6)
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Lake Norman Giants
Football & Cheerleading

Register now through June 30 with the Lake Norman Giants. Practices begin August 1.

Xtreme Lacrosse
Register now with Xtreme Lacrosse for their summer 7x7 league, running July 13 - August 4, with 2 games per weekend, on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons at Bailey Road Park. For boys 10U, 12U and 14U.


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Upcoming Events
Flag Football Registration
Opens July 1

Park in the Dark
July 19
Robbins Park

Outdoor Cinema Series
July 27 - "Boat-In"
Ramsey Creek Park
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Stay Connected!



Celebrate America
Symphony in the Park
Saturday, June 22
Bailey Road Park  
  • Gates open at 6:00 pm
  • Prelude with Rockie Lynne begins at 6:45 pm
  • Charlotte Symphony begins at 8:15 pm
  • Fireworks to follow 
  • Free parking, shuttle service, and admission
Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and chairs and join us as we "Celebrate America" with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy children's activities from 6:00-8:00 pm, food trucks, concessions and more. Beer and wine proceeds will benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Novant Health; Red, White & Blue Sponsor, Champion Tire & Wheel; Sparkler Sponsors, Parks Insurance Group, Tenders Fresh Food, Luzianne Tea, and  Lake Norman Chrysler|Dodge|Jeep|Ram; Media Sponsors, Herald Citizen and WDAV 89.9; and KidZone Sponsor,  Journey Church
NO glass bottles or containers, NO pets, NO smoking or vaping of tobacco products or e-cigs, and NO open flames allowed at this event.

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Family-friendly activities will begin at 6:30 pm. The free outdoor movie will be shown on our blimp screen beginning at dusk, or approximately 8:30 pm. Concessions are available for purchase. Don't forget your chairs and blankets to enjoy the show!
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Summer Camps 2019

Browse our camp guide with over 125 Sports, Arts and Recreation partial-day camps over ten weeks and eight weeks of full-day camps. Don't delay, these spaces may not last! It's easy to register online or call our office for more information. 

Don't miss these June sports camps, which still have openings:
Baseball, ages 7-12
Basketball, ages 6-14
Cheerleading, ages 6-12
Disc Golf, ages 8-14
Golf, ages 8-14
Sand Volleyball, ages 8-15
Soccer, ages 6-14
S oftball, ages 7-14
Speed & Agility, ages 8-14
Tennis, ages 6-14
Bowling, ages 6-14
Water Sports, ages 10-16

Or these June arts & recreation camps, still with openings:
Brick Critters LEGOs, ages 4-6
Creative Crafts, ages 7-12
Games, Games, Games, ages 8-12
Super Hero LEGO Academy, ages 4-6
LEGO Movie Camp, ages 5-10
Paper Engineering/STEAM, ages 7-12
Galaxy Far Away LEGOs, ages 5-10
Mix it Up!, ages 8-12

Or these June full-day camps (8:30a-5:30p), still with openings:
Let's Move, June 10-14, ages 6-12
Wheels Up, June 17-21, ages 6-12
Splash Zone, June 24-28, ages 6-12

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Summer Classes for Adults - Get centered and take an art class this summer! Registration opens June 24 for five-week classes beginning the week of July 22.

Gallery - Don't miss Bright Ideas featuring beautiful works by Sloane Adler, Renee Calder, Justin Christenbery, Rachel Goldstein, Doris Kapner, Michelle Podgorski and Joyce Vukela-Mayer, on display through June 21. 

Public Art - Join us in celebrating the 5th edition of  Beyond Walls at Robbins Park on Saturday, June 1, at 3:30 pm. Cool off with a glass of lemonade and walk through the park with Marisa Pascucci, Curator, as she shares stories about each of the artists and the works they have on view. And be sure to  cast your ballot for The People's Choice Award!  Voting deadline is June 30.
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Work out!
is now open for new sessions of our popular classes. Need to register late? Ask us about a prorated fee!  

Senior Fit Club Monday and Wednesday mornings, starting June 3
Tai Chi : Beginner and intermediate classes on Thursday mornings starting June 20 or Saturday mornings starting June 22 (no classes July 4 or 6)
SKWOD Fit Camp: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting June 25 (no class July 4)

Drop-In Fitness Classes at Bailey Road Recreation Center
Cardio Funk: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, and/or  Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am, $5 for one class, $40 for a 10-class pass
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  Cornelius Youth Orchestras  (CYO) is holding open house sessions on Tuesday evenings in June and August for those interested in joining for the 2019-2020 program year. Open to area youth with at least one year of playing experience. Come check it out!
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For individuals with a disability, in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

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Registration remains open for Northern Adventures Summer Day Camp! There will be eight weeks of camps for ages 13-21, beginning June 17. Camp will be held at The Dellwood Center in Huntersville. $125 per week. 
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