Waters House Rental
Building Reservations Contact:
Parks and Recreation Dept.
1 S. 7th St.
Columbia, MO 65201
Check availability online!
Hillcrest Community Center:
The Hillcrest Community Center is the managing office for the Waters House (except for taking reservations – see “Building Reservations Contact” above).
Hillcrest Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Program/Class/Tour Contact: 573-874-7475, Front Desk, Hillcrest Community Center
The Waters House, located on the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area property, came as part of the land swap agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and Columbia Parks and Recreation. Park staff remodeled the building in 2017 to make it suitable for program use and private rental. The house is primarily used for recreation programs, however, when not in program use, the Waters House is made available for rental. It is available on Fridays after 5:30 pm to 11 pm and weekends 8 am to 11 pm for private parties, events, weddings, and meetings, with a maximum of 50 people. The rental space includes two rooms, kitchen, foyer, two restrooms, and an outdoor patio. Minimum of 2 hours rental.
Party use of shelving in west room
Outdoor patio and grill
|Rental Dates:|| |
Can reserve up to one year in advance
No rentals December 25
|Rental Procedure:|| |
Payment due at time of reservation
|Park Special Use Application |
If special conditions apply
(See special conditions that warrant a Park Special Use Permit)
|Rental Fee:||$24/hr. – two hour minimum |
Due at the time of reservation
|Key/Clean-up/Damage Deposit:||$100 (refundable two to three weeks after event) |
Due at the time the key is picked up
|Location:||2104 Hillcrest Dr., Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area, Columbia, MO|
|Preview Building:||Call 573-874-7475 during business hours to schedule a time to tour the building. |
(Tour times are limited due to program use schedule.)
|Group Limit:||50 people||Parking:||46 spaces and 1 handicap|
|Rules & Regulations:||Please read the Waters House Rules and Regulationsopens PDF file before making your reservation.|
|Check-Out Procedure:||Follow the Check-Out Procedureopens PDF file when leaving the facility to be eligible for the deposit refund.|
|Waters House Features:||The rental area includes two rooms, foyer, two restrooms, and outdoor patio. (Park Ranger office and garage not accessible to renters.) |
|Click on this link for more information on Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area.|
|Waters House Rules & Regulations|
8. This facility is owned by the City of Columbia. All rentals are subject to inspection by any City employee during the paid reservation time.