Kiwanis Park C.K. Odor Shelter is a reservable site that can host up to 60 people. Conveniences available are two double bbq grills, four outlets, lights, 22 parking spaces, 13 picnic tables added with a seating capacity of 104. Reservation costs are about 40 dollars. Some park accommodations incorporated are a basketball court, playgrounds, fire ring (all at Russell Boulevard Elementary School), nature area, restrooms, and a trail.
Children's Grove at Stephens Lake Park is ultimately a terraced garden of ornamental trees. It can be pinpointed within the northeast area of the park across from Hindman Discovery Garden. The grove includes five drystack stone walls, 41 trees and informational signage to explain the unique purpose of the Children's Grove. The grove is intended to create a place of peacefulness, joyful play and wonderment for children and adults alike.
Collins is a reservable shelter located near the upper parking lot of Stephens Lake Park (rental includes firepit). Recommended group size is 40, due to limited parking. Groups with more than 40 are required to rent one or both of the other shelters, depending on size of group. Some features include 1 ADA single BBQ grill, 4 picnic tables (1 ADA) and a playground near the site (within walking distance) at Gordon Shelter.
Columbia Skate Park can be found at the north end of Cosmo Park right next to a roller hockey rink. There are no staff and is open to skaters year round (weather permitting) with no admission fee. Columbia Parks and Recreation usually hosts a Shred Fest event in June to celebrate National Skateboarding Day (see 'Special Events by Month' for further details).
The CoMo Bike Co-op is a program and classroom facility located in the Armory Sports Center. Columbia Parks and Recreation, in partnership with GetAbout Columbia, manages year-round programming. Its primary program -Earn-a-Bike - is a free learning and earning bicycle program with the goal of fostering independence in and provision of basic employment and bike mechanic skills. It is supported by community bicycle donations. Earn-a-Bike participants and volunteers refurbish the bicycles in exchange for ownership or use by underserved community members.
There are 19 soccer fields located at Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area (aka Cosmo Park). To ensure quality fields, soccer field rules and regulations have been established to allow use of soccer fields for game play only. Use of the fields for practices is not allowed. This policy is key to being able to maintain quality fields for use by Columbia soccer players and has been in place for over 10 years.
Cosmo Park has eight lighted tennis courts located right off the parking lot on Business Loop 70 West. The park is also lined for kids aged 10 & under. Features include several other sports facilities (such as a roller hockey rink and softball center).
Shown here is a non-reservable shelter that can be pinpointed within the bounds of Cosmo-Bethel park playground. The following are incorporated: approximately 2 picnic tables & 2 restrooms nearby. Surrounding this community park lay amenities such as 3 other shelters, a practice field, and lake; among many others. Bordering the outskirts of the property are Gentry Middle School and Rock Bridge High School.
These 12 tennis courts can be found in Cosmo-Bethel park. Features include 12 asphalt tennis courts (8 of which are lighted) 12 windscreens, 3 backtops, 1 shelter & drinking fountain. Eight courts are owned by the City of Columbia and four courts by Columbia Public Schools. There are approximately 19 tennis courts in Columbia that can be reserved, which include these twelve. Currently they are placed beside the playfield with a shelter between the eight courts.
Cosmo-Bethel Tennis shelter is a non-reservable facility that can be found at the center of 8 and 4 tennis courts near the border of Gentry Middle School. Park entrance is located on Bethel Street with park hours of 6am-11pm. Accompanied by 2 picnic tables, 5 outlets, lights, and 1 drinking fountain with a jug filler; other park features are as stated: horseshoe pits, playgrounds, volleyball courts, baseball/softball fields, a fishing lake, reservable shelters, restrooms and trails.
Come and take a stroll through the lovely, new Hindman Discovery Garden located just east of Riechmann Pavilion in Stephens Lake Park. This beautiful garden was built to honor the contributions made to our community by Darwin and Axie Hindman and was funded through private donations. The garden features four themed areas: Plant Communities, Grow to Know Your World, Council Ring, and Art and Science of Horticulture.
Cosmo Park Dexheimer shelter is a reservable facility next to an outdoor volleyball field and horseshoe pits that are across the parking lot (Garrison Shelter right alongside it). Being Columbia's largest park, it is host to the Show-Me State Games as well as many other events! (For more information on reservable park shelters see 'Shelters' under Parks,Trails, & Facilities).
Out of 3 non-reservable shelters amid the vicinity of Douglass Park, East shelter utilities incorporated are 1 ADA drinking fountain with a jug filler, two picnic tables, and restrooms (between shelter, ball field, and at bathhouse). Among the park's niceties are 2 full basketball courts, 2 horseshoe pits, a playground, amphitheater & more!
This central-city outdoor pool features a double loop slide, climbing wall, and spraygrounds. It has a shaded shelter inside the fencing, lounge chairs, bathhouse, and concessions. Douglass Family Aquatic Center has the lowest admission fee of all the municipal pools, providing a great family value.
At one thousand one-hundred twenty-five square feet, this main shelter includes 2 barbecue grills, a drinking fountain (near restrooms) and 9 outlets plus 10 tables. For landmark reference, it's settled next to the playground.
This is a non-reservable park shelter complete with 1 picnic table, a drinking fountain and basketball courts right next to it (which provides ease). For reference, South Shelter is positioned neighboring the baseball/softball field and near the border of Douglass High School parking lot.
Douglass Spraygrounds is part of the Douglass Family Aquatic Center when the pool is open and plays the role of the kiddie pool. During pool hours the gate access from the park is locked. After pool hours, the gate to the spraygrounds is opened for access from the park and use of the spraygrounds is FREE and open to the public. Douglass Spraygrounds is open May 1 through September 30, which begins before and ends after the regular pool season.
Downtown Optimist Shelter is a park accommodation that cannot be put on hold for reservation. In it's entirety are 1 ADA drinking fountain & BBQ grill along with 3 picnic tables all in the bounds of 324 square feet. Downtown Optimist is a neighborhood park located near Grand Avenue which lodges amenities such as half a basketball court, one playground, single-bay swingset, and 2 bicycle racks.
Being a reservable facility with dimensions of 3,276 square feet, these shelter resources include 2 BBQ grills, 1 drinking fountain, 10 outlets, lights, and 18 picnic tables. Its location stands next to the playground & horseshoe pits in Cosmo-Bethel park.
Shown here is a non-reservable shelter located in Dublin park which is known more for its nature and trails. This accommodation can be pinpointed right across the playground, complete with 3 picnic tables.
This reservable shelter is located near the volleyball court and towards the border of Fairview Elementary School. Park amenities included are: garden plots, playgrounds, 4 tennis courts along with one junior and regular soccer field.
Fairview Park has four lighted tennis courts located right off Fairview Road. There is also a seasonal parking lot open from March to October that can be accessed on Plymouth Drive. Other park amenities include nature trails, garden plots, and soccer practice field.