Programs & Events

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of recreational programs and events throughout the year, including trips and athletic leagues.


NOTE: Most programs require a completed program registration form.  While many are free, some do have a participation fee. You may register in person, by phone or by mail.To register by mail, send your completed program form and any payment required to: Kannapolis Parks and Recreation, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081Please make checks payable to “City of Kannapolis.” 


Many of programs are currently available for on-line registration.  If you would like to register on-line for a program, click on the link in the program description and you will be re-directed to a new page for registration.  If no link is present, then on-line registration is not available.  Please call our office to register by phone or for more information.   To browse all programs, visit our site:



The City of Kannapolis and Zumba want YOU! Let's get healthy and moving together! Enter the world of international rhythms. You'll enjoy an hour of fun with music, basic rhythms and steps like the salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, and many more. 

Location: Kannapolis Train Station (201 South Main Street)
Time:  Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
Fridays 10:00-11:00 AM
Cost: FREE




Learn the game of soccer or sharpen your skills in this 10-week soccer program. Each meeting consists of 45 minutes of skill training followed by a 15-minute scrimmage game. Equipment will be provided.

Mondays March 19th - May 21st
Safrit Park- 1314 Bethpage Road
6:00-7:00 pm: Age 6-10
7:00-8:00 pm: Ages 11-16


Little to no tennis experience? Our beginner class offers players a great place to start or brush up on the basics. Instructors zero in on building the foundation and cultivating a love of the game through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis.

Session I: Fridays April 6-27 $30.00 for session
Session II: Fridays May 4-25 $40.00 for session

Bakers Creek Park- 1275 West A Street
4:00-5:00 pm: Age 10-18
5:00-6:00 pm: Ages 5-9


Registration for the Spring softball season is now open. Registration forms and payment is due March 9 and the season will begin Tuesday, March 27. For more information please contact Kannapolis Parks & Recreation at 704-920-4343.

Softball Registration Form
Softball Roster Form



Our art classes help kids explore their artistic abilities, with a great balance of trying different art techniques, discovering, making friends and learning new skills. An instructor will guide them step by step from a blank canvas to their finished masterpiece. We supply all the materials and inspiration. All the kids have to do is come ready to paint and have a great time.

Open to ages 5 and up!

 Cost: $25/Person 

Discounts are offered for signing up for more than one painting! 

Please contact Lori Burroughs at 704-798-8826 or for more information. 

Save the dates for youth painting January-May:

 Date & Time    Location     Artwork  
 February 24th; 1-4 pm  Village Park Program Room
 March 10th; 1-4 pm  Village Park Program Room  
 March 24th; 1-3 pm  Village Park Program Room  
 April 14th; 1-4 pm  Kannapolis Train Station  
 April 28th; 1-4 pm  Village Park Program Room  
 May 12th; 12-2 pm Village Park Program Room

 May 19th; 1-3 pm Village Park Program Room  



Kannapolis Parks & Recreation is partnering with RCCC to offer exciting STEM based Summer Day Camps for ages 8-18.

Camps will explore the world of technology, peer learning, and creativity as kids and teens get to fly drones, experience virtual reality and more! 

For more information and to register please visit RCCC Summer Enrichment Programs.
Kannapolis residents receive $30 off registration using discount code KANN.



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Start 2018 off right with relaxing stretches, controlled breathing techniques, and more with our Adult Yoga Classes beginning on Tuesday January 9th.

Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm and Thursday mornings at 9 am in the Village Park Program Room, located at 700 West C. Street.

Cost of the class is $3/person, paid at the time of the class.

No advance registration is necessary.

Yoga mats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Participants can bring their own mats as well if they would like.



 Self Defense Cheerleading  
 Wednesday Nights  Monday Nights

Self defense and cheerleading classes are held at G.W. Carver Elementary School 
(formerly Kannapolis Intermediate School), 525 East C. Street Kannapolis. 

Class times vary based on skill level/experience.
$10 registration fee
$8 per week - paid weekly (no contracts)
Please call : 980-237-4738 for more information or to register.
More information can also be found online HERE




Come test out your dodging and throwing skills as we play different variations of the classic game of dodgeball. 
6:30-8:30pm Ages 6-15 $5/person Forest Park Elementary School Gymnasium 1333 Forest Park Dr. Kannapolis

  • March 1st 
  • March 15th



The challenge is to discover hidden clues, unlock secret codes, and solve puzzles to escape within an hour. 
Can your team of friends work together to complete the challenge? We'll find out! 

6:30-8:30pm Ages 10-17 $5/person Village Park Program Room - 700 West C. St Kannapolis 

  • February 22nd - Fun Land
  • March 8th - Temple of the Aztec
  • March 22nd - Nuclear Countdown


Get ready to have fun with a twist on an old playground game! 
Ages 6-15 - 7:00-9:00pm 
 Village Park Shelters and Playground area

  • March 2nd
  • March 9th
  • March 23rd
  • April 6th
  • April 13th
  • April 27th 



Laser Tag combines hide-n-seek and tag with a high tech twist in Village Park. Never played laser tag before? Not a problem, there's a first time for everything! 

Come as a group or individual to enjoy some action with the latest in Laser Tag technology. 

Ages 6-15 - 7:00-9:00pm
 Village Park Shelter and Playground Area 

  • March 16th
  • April 20th


Join us for a fun filled afternoon of dodge ball and ice cream with the whole family on Saturday April 28th.  
We will play different variations of the classic game of dodge ball but with an exciting twist as mom & dad get to join in on the fun. 
Victory is sweet, after dodge ball we will have an ice cream sundae bar to cool down with as you make new memories with friends & family. 
 $2/person, maximum $10 
 Ages 5+. Ages 4 and under that are not participating in dodge ball are free with adult admission and welcome to join in on ice cream. 
 1-3 pm  - Forest Park Elementary School Gym - Registration and fees due: April 25th 


Compete on a team for 6 weeks, playing a variety of childhood favorite games. 
Every week is something new.  
Earn points each week to claim the title of Ultimate Gamer! 
Dodgeball, laser tag, capture the flag, kickball, and more! 
Tuesdays March 20th - April 24th 7-8:30pm
$25/person for 6 weeks of fun! Ages 18+
Each participant will also receive a t shirt in their team color to wear each week. 
Registration and fees due: March 1st


Senior Games is a "Celebration of the Human Spirit" There is truly something for everyone in Senior Games. Come out to Village Park on Tuesday March 13th from 11 am - 2-pm to have lunch, try a few games, and learn all about Cabarrus County Senior Games! 

Please RSVP by March 9th.
Lunch IS included! 



The Parks and Recreation Department occasionally offers trip opportunities for adults. Trips are for adults 18 and older unless otherwise noted. Trips sometimes have potential to last longer and/or end earlier than expected. Many trips may have a lot of walking so please wear comfortable shoes. To be added to our mailing list, please call Jill Foster at 704-920-4343, or

  • Narroway Productions Wild West Barbecue Mystery Dinner Theatre


    Monday February 12th 

    Set in Stankin’ Horse County, Texas at the Stankin’ Horse County Fair and the annual Pick-of-the-Pig Prize Pig Judgin' Contest we will settle in for a heapin' helpin' of low country barbecue and a hog-wallerin' good time at Narroway’s newest mystery dinner theatre!  We will enjoy a delicious lunch at the show and then be transported to the low country of Texas to try and solve the mystery at the county fair.  

    $40/person - Kannapolis Resident     $45/person - Non resident  (Lunch is included in cost)

    Registration and fees due: January 26th 

    Leave Village Park @ 11 am, return approximately 4:30pm


    Linbrook Heritage Estate 


    Monday February 26th 

    We will begin our trip at the Pioneer Family Restaurant for a delicious lunch that is locally known as the best in the area! After lunch, we will visit Linbrook Heritage Estate which boasts a 60 room elegant home, Linbrook Hall, known for it’s architectural details found in many 18th century homes. We will take a guided tour of the home and learn about the history of the estate. After touring Linbrook Hall we will tour the original homestead on the property, the Historic   Hoover House. At this home, we will see  original furniture and learn about the daily lives of the Hoovers, the original occupants. We will end our tour with a self guided tour at the Neal Agricultural and Industrial Museum on the property that features rare tractors, industrial equipment, and more.  

    $35/person - Kannapolis Resident      $40/person - Non resident 

    Registration and fees due: February 20th 

    Leave Village Park @ 10 am, return approximately 4:30 pm 


    Mint Hill Historic Village & Reed Gold Mine


    Thursday March 15th 

    The Carl J McEwen Historic Village boasts 4 museums, the doctor’s building, a country store, schoolhouse and gold assayer’s house all set in a village with a blacksmith shop, wood wright shop, corn mill, buggy house and more! We will take a guided tour of the village, buildings, and outbuildings and be transported back to a time over 100 years ago!  We will then have lunch at a local favorite  before heading to Midland to the Reed Gold Mind. The Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States! At the Reed Gold Mine, we will take a tour of the underground mine tunnels, see the visitor's center and learn the  unique history of the site.  *This trip will involve an optional underground tour. The terrain is mostly flat, but comfortable shoes are recommended.*   

    $15/person - Kannapolis Resident    $20/person - Non resident

    Registration and fees due: March 8th 

    Leave Village Park @ 8:45am, return approximately 5:30pm


    Cape Fear Botanical Gardens


    Before visiting the main attraction, we will stop for lunch in Fayetteville. Spring is a beautiful time in nature, and March is peak season for thousands of different beautiful blooms. These spacious gardens are nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek. The garden flourishes with specialty gardens and  ornamental plants. They boast camellia, daylily, butterfly gardens, and more. We will embark on a professionally guided tour through the gardens with a one of a kind experience to enjoy the delightful scenery and beauty of nature.  


    $25/person - Kannapolis Resident     $30/person - Non resident

    Registration and fees due by: March 19th 

    Leave Village Park @ 9 am, return approximately 6:30 pm.