2002 Facility Needs Update – Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan

The Master Plan is a living document that is updated as priorities are directed by the City Council and citizens of Columbia. To address the growth of development in and around Columbia, the Parks and Recreation Department has updated the Neighborhood Parks Plan and the Trails Plan. The Existing Community Parks, Existing Regional Parks, and Existing and Funded Trails Maps have been updated to reflect properties acquired and trails funded since the 2002 park inventory was completed. The updated plans are in red text below and follow the original pages of the 2002 Facility Needs Update under “View the Master Plan” heading.

2002 Facility Needs Update

 

 

View the Master Plan 

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Chapter 1.  Introduction 

Introduction . . page 1, 2

Chapter 2. Park and Facility Inventory 
Overview . .page 3, 4
Parks and Facilities Map – 2002. .page 5
Park Categories. . page 7-10
City of Columbia’s Parks by Category . . page 11, 12
Existing Neighborhood Parks – 2002 (Map) . . page 13
(For an updated map of Existing Neighborhood Parks, see the 2008 Neighborhood Parks Plan – Updated)
Existing Community Parks – 2002 (Map). . page 15
Existing Community Parks – 2008 (Map) – Updated 
Existing Regional Park – 2002 (Map). . page 17
Existing Regional Parks – 2008 (Map) – Updated 
Existing Special Purpose Parks – 2002 (Map). . page 19
Existing Trails – 2002 (Map) . . page 21
Existing and Funded Trails – 2009 (Map)
City’s Outdoor Facility Inventory. . page 23 
State, Federal, and County Parks . . page 25
Universities/Colleges. . page 26 
Schools. . page 27 
Private Sector . . page 28
Indoor Facilities – Used for Parks and Recreation Programs . . page 29, 30
Indoor Facilities – Non-Profit Providers . . page 31, 32

Chapter 3.  Standards 
Overview . . page 33
Goals for Development Projects . . page 34
Comparison to Standards Chart – 2002 . . page 35, 36
Comparison to Standards Chart – 2011 . . page 37, 38
Conclusions Based on DNR Guidelines . . page 39-42

Chapter 4.  Trends 
Overview . . page 43, 44
Analysis . . page 45-51
Columbia Participation Levels – Sports . . page 52
Columbia Participation Levels – Aquatics . . page 53
Columbia Participation Levels – Community Recreation, Oak Tours, and Golf . . page 54
Columbia Participation Levels – Life Enrichment, Adaptive, Senior, & Paquin . . page 55
Columbia Participation Levels – Analysis . . page 56, 57
Conclusion . . page 58

 

Chapter 5.  Public Input 
Overview . . page 59 
Public Meetings Summary. .page 61-67
Focus Group Meetings . . page 68-72 
Executive Summary – Random Citizen Survey. . page 73-82
Executive Summary – User Survey . . page 83-88
Conclusion . . page 89-92

Chapter 6.  Financing Alternatives and Methods 
Overview . . page 93 
Funding Sources . . page 94-96
CIP Abbreviations and Definitions . . page 97, 98
Capital Improvement Program Funding Sources – 10-Year Chart . . page 99 
2002 Agency Survey – Funding Sources for Capital Projects . . page 100 
Grants . . page 101, 102
Conclusion . . page 103, 104

Chapter 7.  Acquisition 
Overview . . page 105
Needs Analysis – Neighborhood Parks. . page 106 
Recommended Acquisition List – Neighborhood Parks. . page 107, 108
Recommended Acquisition List – Neighborhood Parks – Updated 2008 
2002 Neighborhood Parks Plan . . page 109
2008 Neighborhood Parks Plan – Updated
Needs Analysis – Community Parks . . page 111 
Needs Analysis – Regional Parks . . page 112-114 
2002 Regional Parks Plan . . page 115
Needs Analysis – Special Purpose Parks . . page 117, 118
Needs Analysis – Greenbelts/Greenways/Trails . . page 119-121 
Recommended Acquisition List – Trails . . page 122
Acquisition and Development Costs – Trails . . page 123, 124 
2002 Trails Plan . . page 125
2010 Trails Plan – Updated

Chapter 8.  Recommended Capital Improvements 
Overview . . page 127, 128
Section I – Existing Facilities . . page 129-135
Section II – New Neighborhood Parks . . page 136, 137
Section III – New Facilities (Location Undetermined) . . page 138, 139
Section IV – Capital Improvement Program . . page 140-143 
Conclusion . . page 144

Chapter 9. Conclusion 
Conclusion . . page 145, 146

Appendix A 
Appendix A . . page 147
Again Street Park . . page 148, 149 
American Legion Park . .page 150, 151
Armory Sports Center . . page 152, 153
Ash & Clinkscales Property . . page 154, 155
Bear Creek Park. . . page 156, 157
Bear Creek Trail . . page 158, 159
Boxer Park . . page 160, 161
Brown Station Park . . page 162, 163
Capen Park . . page 164. 165
Cliff Drive Park . . page 166, 167
Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area . . page 168-171
Cosmo-Bethel Park . . page 172, 173 
Douglass Park . . page 174, 175
Downtown Optimist Park . . page 176, 177
Dublin Park . . page 178, 179
Fairview Park . . page 180, 181
Field Park . . page 182, 183
Flat Branch Park . . page 184, 185 
Forum Nature Area . . page 186, 187 
Grindstone Nature Area . . page 188, 199 
Highpointe Park . . page 190, 191 
Hinkson Creek Trail . . page 192, 193 
Indian Hills Park . . page 194, 195
Kiwanis Park . . page 196, 197 
Kyd Park . . page 198, 199
Lake of the Woods Recreation Area . . page 200, 201 
Lions-Stephens Park . . page 202, 203 
McKee Street Park . . page 204, 205 
MKT – Nature/Fitness Trail . . page 206, 207
MKT – Scott Blvd. Access . . page 208, 209 
MLK Memorial Garden MKT – Nature/Fitness Trail . . page 210, 211 
Nifong Park . . page 212, 213 
Oakland Park . . page 214, 215 
Oakwood Hills Park . . page 216, 217
Old 63 Roadside Park . . page 218, 219 
Paquin Park . . page 220, 221
Parkade Park . . page 222, 223 
Proctor Park . . page 224, 225
Rock Bridge Park . . page 226, 227 
Rock Quarry Park . . page 228, 229 
Rockhill Park . . page 230, 231
Rothwell Park . . page 232, 233 
Russell Property . . page 234, 235 
Shepard Boulevard Park . . page 236, 237 
Smith (Brown Station Rd.) Property . . page 238, 239 
Smith (Manhasset) Property . . page 240, 241 
Smithton Park . . page 242, 243 
Stephens Lake Park . . page 244, 245 
Twin Lakes Recreation Area . . page 246, 247 
Valleyview Park . . page 248, 249
Village Square Park . . page 250, 251 
Westwinds Park . . page 252, 253 
Woodridge Park . . page 254, 255
Worley Street Park . . page 256, 257 
Properties Under Contract – Auburn Hills . . page 258, 259 
Properties Under Contract – Longview . . page 260-262

Appendix B 
Charts and Graphs – Citizen Survey . . page 263-285 
Survey Instrument – Citizen Survey . . page 287-296 
Charts and Graphs – Park User Survey . . page 297-304 
Survey Instrument – Park User Survey . . page 305-310

Appendix C 
Income/Expenditure Analysis – Parks & Recreation Master Plan Implementation . . page 311-344

Maps 
Parks and Facilities Map – 2002 . . page 5 
Existing Neighborhood Parks – 2002 . . page 13 
Existing Community Parks – 2002  . . page 15
Existing Community Parks – 2008 (Map) – Updated 
Existing Regional Park – 2002  . . page 17 
Existing Regional Parks – 2008 (Map) – Updated 
Existing Special Purpose Parks – 2002  . . page 19 
Existing Trails – 2002 . . page 21
Existing and Funded Trails – 2009 (Map)
2002 Neighborhood 
2008 Neighborhood Parks Plan – Updated
2002 Regional Parks Plan . . page 115 
2002 Trails Plan . . page 125
2010 Trails Plan – Updated