• 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.


Whitegate Block Party
June 15, 2019

Shred Fest Skateboarding event
June 15, 2019

Family Fun Fest: Explore Outdoors
June 19, 2019

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
June 20, 2019

Splat Junior Obstacle Court Mud Run
June 22, 2019

Fire in the Sky
July 4, 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.


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