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Black History Month celebration Feb. 24 at Town Hall

Feb. 15 – The town of Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition will host an annual Black History Month celebration February 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will feature live performances from local historically-black churches and offer children’s activities and refreshments. […]

Join Hike Cornelius: Winter Wander on Feb. 24

Feb. 13 – Join the Cornelius PARC Department and Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists on February 24 at 10:00 a.m. for a guided hike through the trails at Robbins Park and Nature Preserve. Starting at the turtle pond boardwalk at the corner of Robbins Crescent and Robbins Park Drive, this two-mile nature walk will wind along […]

Cornelius PARC summer camp registration opens March 1

Feb. 13 – The Cornelius PARC Department will open registration for 2018 summer camps March 1 at 7:00 a.m. The 2018 Summer Camp Guide is now available at and at Cornelius Town Hall located at 21445 Catawba Avenue. The camp guide includes all of the details, dates and descriptions for more than 110 half-day […]

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Cornelius PARC parents’ night out Feb. 16

Feb. 12 – Register now to drop off your children at the Cornelius Arts Center for a Parents’ Night Out event featuring a fun evening of arts and crafts, games and a movie on Friday, Feb. 16. Children ages seven to 12 years-old are invited to attend. The event will run from 6 – 9 […]

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Cornelius PARC Department accepting public art submissions

Jan. 30 – The Cornelius PARC Department is accepting submissions for the 4th Annual Beyond Walls public art exhibit. The selected works will be installed at Robbins Park and will be on exhibit May 2018 – January 2019. Beyond Walls is open to artists across the United States who create artworks for public spaces. Robbins Park offers an […]

'Never Forget' Monument unveiled

Cornelius PARC department wins award for Never Forget 9/11 Monument

Jan. 30. The Cornelius PARC Department has been recognized with the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association’s Arts and Humanities Award for its public art installation, the Never Forget 9/11 Monument. The NCRPA Arts and Humanities award recognizes the most innovative and effective arts and humanities programs in the state.  Entries are judged on the […]


Candidate Forum & BBQ Oct. 6

  Eleven candidates for the Cornelius Town Board will be in the collective hot seat Friday for the Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum in the Community Room at Town Hall. Doors open at 11 am, lunch is served at 11:30 am, the program begins at 11:55 am. The event, which is hosted by Cornelius Today, costs […]


National Night Out is tonight

  The Cornelius Police and the Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department (PARC) are hosting “National Night Out” this evening at Smithville Community Park. The event, which runs from 6 pm to 8 pm, is free. The focus is on building and maintaining relations between the police and the community. The annual event has fun […]


Arts Center lands $100K, courtesy of Bradford, legislature

June 28. By Dave Yochum. The Cornelius Arts Center, with $100,000 fresh under its belt thanks to NC Rep. John Bradford and the NC Legislature, will soon take on the task of selecting an architect for the multimillion-dollar project. It’s possible one will be selected as early as August, according to Justin Dionne, the new […]

County to consider no entrance fee at Jetton Park

June 15. It looks like the Cornelius Town Board may finally get its way. The County is poised to consider a resolution at their Tuesday June 20 meeting which would do away with the entrance fees charged at Jetton Park in Cornelius. County Parks Director Jim Garges said a resolution is on the June 20 Board of County Commissioners Meeting […]