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Area Parks & Organizations

Boone County Historical Society (BCHS)
Located in Nifong Park, the BCHS oversees a large complex that includes the Boone County History & Culture Center, the Montminy Art Gallery, the Wilson-Wulff Library, the Maplewood House, and the Village at Boone Junction.

Columbia Audubon Society
Serves six mid-Missouri counties: Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Howard, Monroe, and Randolph. Their mission is “to preserve the natural world and its ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and the earth’s biological diversity through education, environmental study and habitat restoration and protection.”

Columbia Disc Golf Club
Programs disc golf leagues.

Sporting Columbia
Co-sponsored provider of area youth soccer program.

Columbia Swim Club
Co-sponsored provider of area youth and adult swim program.

Columbia Track Club
CTC offers a year-round program of events for people of all ages. Health, Fitness, & FUN!

Columbia Youth Basketball Association
Co-sponsored provider of area youth basketball program.

Columbia Youth Football League
Co-sponsored provider of area youth football program.

Diamond Council of Columbia, Inc.
Co-sponsored provider of area youth baseball/softball program.

Downtown Columbia Associations
Promotes downtown business, events, and other special offers. Read about the history of downtown Columbia, find out the best places to park, mark a festival date on your calendar, or do a little on-line window shopping. Find out about the Historic Downtown Walk.

Farmers’ Market
The Columbia Farmers’ Market is located off Clinksales Road between the ARC and West Junior High School. This fresh produce market opens early in April on Saturday mornings, 8 a.m. to noon and continues through the third week in November. In June the market is open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 4 to 6 p.m.

Finger Lakes State Park
Finger Lakes State Park located north of Columbia on Hwy 63. Former strip pits for swimming and limited boating. Allows off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles.

GetAbout Columbia
GetAbout Columbia is the agency administrating the $22,000,000 federal funds awarded to Columbia for the Federal Highway Administration’s Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot program. The purpose of the program is help build infrastructure and establish national standards for public awareness and willingness to use active, non-motorized modes of transportation.

Katy Trail State Park
Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ official Katy Trail State Park site.

Maplewood Barn Theatre
Maplewood Barn Theatre is a non-profit organization, contracting with the City of Columbia to present a summer season of outdoor community theatre at Maplewood Barn in Nifong Park.

Missouri State Park List
List of all Missouri State Parks.

PedNet Coalition
A coalition made up of organizations, businesses, and individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life in Columbia through the development of an integrated bicycling, wheeling, and pedestrian network.

Rock Bridge State Park
Rock Bridge State Park located south of Columbia on Hwy 163. Part of Gans Creek Wild Area. Many features include the Devil’s Icebox Cave and mountain biking trails.

Show-Me State Games
Olympic-style games for Missourians of all ages.

University of Missouri – College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources – Parks, Recreation & Sport
Through a nationally accredited curriculum, it provides students with the necessary management, planning, budgeting, and programming skills needed for success in for one of our major industries: leisure.

State and National Associations and Organizations

Conservation Federation of Missouri
The Conservation Federation of Missouri has initiated and is involved in many programs and activities including the Stream Team program and its publication, Missouri Wildlife.
Missouri Dept of Conservation
Site includes all fishing and hunting regulations, permit process, public land, and educational pages for both kids and adults.

Missouri Dept of Natural Resources
Starting point for MO Divisions of State Parks, Energy, Historic Sites, Environmental Quality, Land Survey and Geology.

Missouri Park & Recreation Assoc.
State association for all Missouri public parks and recreation agencies.

National Park Service
Extensive site that includes park locations, regulations, and educational materials.

National Recreation & Park Assoc.
NRPA is a national association for all national, state and local recreation and park agencies, corporations and citizens’ groups.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission – Public Playground Safety Checklist
Site provides a safety checklist with links to other playground safety publications.

US Fish & Wildlife Service
Extensive site that includes informative and educational material on Wildlife Refuges, migratory birds (including Federal Duck Stamps), endangered species, marine mammals, and freshwater and anadromous fish.

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