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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...

Things to Do in Columbia: First Fridays

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Things to Do in Columbia: First Fridays

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Head down to the North Village Arts District on the first Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to experience a one-of-a-kind FREE art crawl. Galleries, shops and business will be open to the public with music,...

Reporting Accessible Parking Violations

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Reporting Accessible Parking Violations

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There is a new tool to enforce accessible parking violations in Columbia, Missouri. See how easy it is to report a violation and learn what's being done to improve accessible parking downtown.

Strawn Park Disc Golf Course

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Strawn Park Disc Golf Course

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Strawn Park is Columbia, Missouri's newest park and home to one of the best disc golf courses in the region.

Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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For 24 years, the city of Columbia has come together to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also to continue his dream of a diverse and inclusive community. This year a record-breaking 1100...

Overcoming Police Bias

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Overcoming Police Bias

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All people, even well-intentioned people, have bias. To reduce police bias in our community, the Columbia Police Department is adopting a new way of policing called fair and impartial policing. Sgt. Michael Hestir re...

Dance, Cheer & Tumbling Spotlight

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Dance, Cheer & Tumbling Spotlight

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Looking to get moving this summer? Join us as we sit down with Carrie Burns, a dance instructor for the Columbia Parks and Recreation, for a quick introduction to the many opportunities to learn ballet, jazz, country ...

Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Get in shape this year! Learn how you can participate in the Live Well By Faith program, a wellness initiative for members of historically Black churches.

City of Columbia, Missouri, Year in Review 2016

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City of Columbia, Missouri, Year in Review 2016

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There are many reasons to be proud of Columbia, Missouri, the community we call home. This video reel highlights only a few of our city's achievements from 2016.

Tending Our Trees

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Tending Our Trees

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In line with the "operational excellence" component of the city's strategic plan, Columbia Parks and Recreation sent three horticultural specialists to Kansas City to participate in a Tree Risk Assessment Qualificatio...