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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...

Fitness Tips with Brian Higginbotham

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Fitness Tips with Brian Higginbotham

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Brian flexes his knowledge and unleashes the fitness facts about compound, multiple joint movements vs. isolated, single joint movements.

Cosmo Corner at Nifong Park

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Cosmo Corner at Nifong Park

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Cosmo Corner, the new addition in Columbia, Missouri's Nifong Park, offers something for the entire family, including the perfect fishing spot, playground and reservable shelter.

Stormwater Partnership: Cigarette Recycling

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Stormwater Partnership: Cigarette Recycling

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Columbia's Stormwater Utility partnered with the Downtown Community Improvement District to reduce the number of cigarette butts that end up in our local waterways.

C.A.R.E. Tutoring

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C.A.R.E. Tutoring

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The City of Columbia's C.A.R.E. program and the University of Missouri's Office of Service Learning partner to offer free after-school homework help for children, youth and young adults.

Play It Safe in the Water

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Play It Safe in the Water

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The Columbia, Missouri Fire Department wants you to be careful in and around water this summer by following these safety tips.

Combined Membership for Osher and 50+

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Combined Membership for Osher and 50+

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Get a great deal on a combined Osher and Parks and Recreation 50+ membership package!

Columbia Eve Fest 2015

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Columbia Eve Fest 2015

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Come join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31st, 2015 from 7 pm until midnight in The District of Downtown Columbia, Missouri! We have some amazing entertainment coming in and are excited to have lots o...

Little Free Library in Stephens Lake Park

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Little Free Library in Stephens Lake Park

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The City of Columbia, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Lion's Club Community, recently installed the first Little Free Library to be featured on public grounds at Stephen's Lake Park, ...

City of Columbia Fourth of July Fire in the Sky

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City of Columbia Fourth of July Fire in the Sky

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Put on your red, white and blue and celebrate our nation's birthday and Declaration of Independence at Columbia's 63rd annual Fourth of July celebration! Entertainment and activities begin at 6:30 p.m. at Flat Branch...