Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
Did you know that Columbia’s park system has more than 40 parks with playgrounds? Each playground is different and play features vary from park to park. Columbia Parks and Recreation is presenting a challenge to children and parents or guardians to get out this summer and have fun exploring the variety of playgrounds at Columbia’s parks. This year, we are kicking off the "Visit Your Park Playgrounds Challenge" on May 20, 2017 in conjunction with Kids to Parks Day - a national day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust.
From May 20 (Kids to Parks Day) to September 4 (Labor Day), 2017 visit playgrounds at ten or more different parks, track your visits, and turn in your completed tracking sheet to Columbia Parks and Recreation to receive a prize.
May 20 (Kids to Parks Day) to September 4 (Labor Day), 2017
Print the "Visit Your Park Playgrounds Challenge" brochure online (8.5" x 11", two pages) or pick up one at the Parks and Recreation Office, 1 South 7th Street, Columbia, MO. The tracking sheet is found on page two of the brochure. Fill out one tracking sheet for each child. Fill in the date you visited each park (from May 20 to September 4, 2017). Be sure to answer the question at the end as to your child’s favorite play feature and sign the form. Use any of the following avenues to turn in your tracking form by September 21, 2017 to the Parks and Recreation main office:
Find park locations in the “Parks and Facility Guide”. Print (11" x 17," two pages) or pick up a guide at one of the Parks & Recreation offices.
* If submitted in person, children have a choice of other prizes (while supplies last). If we receive your submission by mail or e-mail, we will mail you your ARC youth pass.
Take photos of your family playing on various park playgrounds to submit in an online Parks and Recreation photo contest coming soon!