• 157 - Number of bird species documented at Columbia Audubon/Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary, which is considered a birding hotspot by ebird.org.
  • Did you know? Parks & Recreation is one of the largest employers of teenagers in our community.


Dodgeball Tournament for Homeless Youth Awareness Month
November 17, 2018

Parks and Recreation Commemorative Poster Unveiling
November 27, 2018

City Kwanzaa Celebration
December 1, 2018

Stonegrinder 7K Trail Run
December 1, 2018

Holiday Lights and Sights Tour
December 7, 2018

Junior NBA Skills Challenge
December 8, 2018


  • Nov 27 – CoMoGives kicks off on the National Day of Giving. Consider giving to the Columbia Parks and Recreation Fund to help support and sustain our quality park system and youth/adult/family programs for the future.
  • Applications are being taken through Dec 10 for the Almeta Crayton Memorial Toys for Columbia’s Youth drive. Click here for form, Toys for Youth Application 2018 or pick up a paper copy at the Armory, 701 E. Ash or the Parks and Recreation office, 1 S. 7th St.  


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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