Town of Matthews
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resource

All 2016 Holiday Tickets: SOLD OUT
Next year's tickets will go on sale Saturday November 4, 2017

All tickets must be purchased in person at the Matthews Community Center.
Cash, Check or Credit accepted. For more information please call 704-321-7275.

Cost: Adults-$5/person
Children(12 and under)-$3/person

Sugar Plum Party
Immediately following the 3pm performance of The Nutcracker
Cost: $5/person

Breakfast with Santa
Cost: $5/person

The Matthews Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resource Department will preserve and enhance the quality of life with dynamic and accessible programs, facilities, services and the promotion of tourism. The department strives to create a strong sense of community through individual, environmental, social and economic impacts.

Established in 1995, the department offers a wide variety of service, leisure programs, activities and opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities. Park facilities, greenways and open space also provide recreational opportunities for citizens and surrounding communities.

Register Online for Classes, Camps, and Programs

Click Here for the Greeway Map/Parks Facilities Brochure!

Classes and Programs

The Town of Matthews offers a wide variety of recreation programs and activities for all ages. For more information regarding classes and programs, call the Matthews Community Center at 704-321-7275 or Crews Recreation Center at 704-708-4432

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This newsletter contains information about Special Events, Classes, Programs, and more!!

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Click here for the 2016-2017 Matthews Ballet & Dance Brochure
To register for Ballet & Dance classes, visit our Online Registration Page.

2016-2017 Tourism Grant Application


The Town of Matthews is offering a tourism grant designed to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations that deliver programs or events promoting tourism and/or visitation to Matthews.  The grant is funded through hotel occupancy and prepared food/beverage taxes. 

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. Friday, September 30. This link will download an application, provides more details about eligibility, scoring criteria, fiscal accountability requirements for grant recipients, and a progress schedule.

For more information, please contact Corey King, Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resource at (704) 708-1263 or

Parks & Recreation
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resource Department
Matthews Community Center
100 McDowell Street
Matthews, NC 28105

Phone: (704) 321-7275

Fax: (704) 321-3462

Monday-Friday: 9am – 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 2pm

Sunday: 1pm - 6pm
Cultural Recreation Manager
Special Events Manager
Parks Manager
Administrative Assistant
Office Assistant
Recreation Program Manager
Town of Matthews | 232 Matthews Station Street Matthews, NC 28105  |  Phone: 704-847-4411  |  Fax: 704-845-1964
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