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A greenway

Smithville to Washam greenway may be back on track

Feb. 27. By Dave Vieser. A project for which the town received a $2.4 million state grant in 2017 and appropriated $1.7 million in 2018 may yet be resuscitated after a multi-year delay. Known initially as the Smithville to Washam Greenway and Westmorland Multi-Use Path (MUP), the McDowell Creek East Greenway would create a 2.3 […]

Cornelius summer camp registration opens March 1

Feb. 19 The Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department will open registration to Cornelius residents for their 2024 summer camps at 7 am Friday, March 1. Registration will open to the general public one week later. Camp offerings include half-day sports camps for ages 6-14, mini sports camps for ages 4-6, and half-day recreation camps held […]

Photo: Mecklenburg County Parks

Senior Games and Silver Arts: Let’s go seniors!

Jan. 31. Are you over 50 and still have a competitive streak? Then the Mecklenburg County Senior Games and SilverArts are for you. Registration for the 2024 Mecklenburg County Senior Games and SilverArts, which will be held from April to June, will run Feb. 5-23, with early bird rates—$15 for Mecklenburg County residents and $18 […]

Parks & Rec: Board members reappointed, Kolkhorst will chair

Jan. 17. By Dave Vieser. Several reappointments to the Town’s Park and Recreation Commission highlighted the  Town Board’s meeting last night. All of the votes approving the reappointments were unanimous: 1. Carla Eustache was reappointed to Seat 1 for a second full term, February 2024 – January 2027. She was originally appointed in February 2021 […]

Parks & Rec ‘listening sessions’

Aug. 23. Cornelius Parks and Rec is looking for input on parks and greenways. A new plan will help identify current and emerging needs as well as provide a competitive advantage when applying for grants. Listening sessions at Town Hall: Thursday, September 7, 12 – 1 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 6:45 – 8 p.m. Thursday, […]

Northern Regional Recreation

Northern Regional Rec Center will open in June

May 31. The Northern Regional Recreation Center will officially open June 24 with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at 10 am. The new facility, located at 18121 Old Statesville Road/Hwy. 115 will open for MeckPass members June 13. The opening has been delayed for months at a time because of COVID and resulting labor shortages. […]

A day at the beach 11 am

Ramsey Creek Beach opens Memorial Day weekend

May 12. The Ramsey Creek Beach will open weekends, noon to 6 pm, starting Memorial Day weekend and then add weekdays (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday noon to 6) once CMS is out for the summer. How to get in, what to pay There is a vehicle fee to enter the park, according to Mecklenburg County […]

North Meck Regional Rec Center on Hwy. 115

Northern Regional Rec Center may not open until May

March 23. The Northern Region Recreation Center apparently won’t open until May based on a comment made by local officials during the Cornelius Town Board Monday night. The Mecklenburg County Park Dept. is waiting for final inspections from the State and County on key components of the facility, according to county officials. Back in July […]

McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II / Jason Benavides photo

Greenway officially opens with ceremony on Saturday

Dec. 9. The Town of Cornelius will dedicate the new McDowell Creek Greenway—Phase 2 runs from Magnolia Estates Drive to Westmoreland Road—at noon on Saturday. The ceremony will be at the trailhead near the Publix parking lot. What is it? For cyclists and walkers, it’s a safe route from the Publix area to Birkdale. (You […]