Jetton Park – Cornelius
Jetton Park is located in Cornelius on Lake Norman. It’s kind of a hidden gem of a park. There are dozens of picnic areas, some very private and most overlook the lake. All have grills and picnic tables. There is a new(ish) play area for kids with a convenient bathroom. There are about 8 tennis courts and they offer tennis lessons. There is a place to rent bikes, too.
On the far end of the park, there is a sandy beach which is great for relaxing and enjoying the sunset but there is no swimming. My favorite thing about Jetton is a 4.5 mile, paved walking path. It is shaded so it’s perfect for exercising in the summer. It’s not too hilly but not flat either. Perfect for walkers, dog walkers, rollerbladers, bikers, etc. I think you have to pay to park on the weekends before 5pm.