• Columbia now has bocce courts! The construction of four bocce courts was recently completed in Cosmo Park. Bocce courts were requested by citizens when the public input process was conducted for the
  • $719 million in economic activity was generated by Missouri's pupblic park and recreation agencies in 2015 alone.


Family Fun Fest: Explore Outdoors POSTPONED to June 26
June 26, 2019

Fire in the Sky
July 4, 2019

Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater Concert Series
July 11, 2019

Movies in the Park
July 12, 2019

Family Splash Bash
July 12, 2019

DJ in the Park
July 13, 2019

Lawn Chair Concert Series
July 14, 2019



  • Pools are open for the summer! Link to more information. 
  • Stephens Lake and the spraygrounds at Stephens, Douglass and Flat Branch are open. 
  • We’re looking for musicians, bands, dancers, artists and more who may be interested in performing at Parks and Recreation special events and festivals…click this link to complete a short survey. 

Gentry BuildingColumbia Parks & Recreation
1 South 7th St.
Columbia, Missouri 65201
(573) 874-7460

Program and Facility Cancellation Hotline: (573) 874-7663

For more information, see Contact Us.


Parks and Recreation LogoDisclaimer: Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is timely and correct, however, users should keep in mind that this information is provided only as a public convenience. In any case where legal reliance on information is required, the official records of the City of Columbia, Missouri, should be consulted.