Friends of Columbia Parks and Recreation


friends of columbia parks and recreation

Join Friends of Columbia Parks and Recreation (it’s FREE!) and demonstrate your support for recreation activities and quality parks in Columbia and the many community benefits they provide, such as:

  • Strengthening community image and sense of place
  • Supporting economic development
  • Strengthening safety and security
  • Promoting health and wellness
  • Fostering human development
  • Increasing cultural unity
  • Protecting environmental resources
  • Facilitating community problem solving
  • Providing recreational experiences


Becoming a Friend of Columbia Parks and Recreation doesn’t cost anything and will enable you to become an informed and involved patron in recreation activities and parks in our community. (See Friends Brochureopens PDF file  You will have opportunity to be an advocate for any Parks and Recreation issues that you feel passionate about. As a Friend, you will receive:

  • Welcome Packet
    • Welcome letter from the Director of Parks and Recreation
    • Discount coupon
  • Monthly Friends and Parks & Recreation E-Newsletters to keep you “in the know” regarding Parks and Recreation activities, issues, new facilities, and “Did You Know?” fun facts.
  • Special discounts and passes to facilities and activities.
  • First notice about important legislation or local governmental decisions that may affect your parks and recreation opportunities and tips on how you can make a difference.
  • Invitations to recreation events organized just for our Friends!
  • VIP privileges at various Parks & Rec events.

It’s simple and FREE – just fill in your contact information on the Join Friends Form and join the many others in our community that have become Friends of Columbia Parks and Recreation.

Parks and Recreation Coupons

Looking for discounts on Parks and Recreation classes or facility passes? Access to Parks and Recreation coupons is now only through our Friends of Columbia Parks and Recreation program. Sign up to become a Friend today – it’s FREE and has benefits. Coupons will come via the Friends e-newsletter.

If you have signed up for the Friends program and are not receiving the Friends monthly e-newsletter, please email tammy.miller@como.govcreate new email