Albert-Oakland Shelter #1

Albert-Oakland Shelter 1

Address: 1900 Blue Ridge Rd.

This reservable shelter is located in the southeast portion of Albert-Oakland Park off of Edris Drive and has an adjoining restroom. The shelter can host up to 80 people. Albert-Oakland Park is home to two 18-hole disc golf courses, baseball/softball fields, Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center, playgrounds, and more!
Albert-Oakland Shelter #2

Albert-Oakland Shelter 2

Address: 1900 Blue Ridge Rd.

This reservable shelter is stationed in the northeast portion of Albert-Oakland Park on Blue Ridge Road neighboring a restroom, playground, and right across from Shelter 3. It can hold up to 100 people with approximately 9 picnic tables. Oakland Middle School is adjacent to the park.
Albert-Oakland Shelter #3

Albert-Oakland Shelter 3

Address: 1900 Blue Ridge Rd.

This shelter is reservable with a group size limit of 100, 9 picnic tables, and a seating capacity of 72. It is bordered by a parking lot, practice field, and playground. Albert-Oakland has several amenities, such as a large outdoor pool; pickleball, tennis, and basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, disc golf courses, and is a trailhead for Bear Creak Trail.
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Antimi Shelter

Address: 1615 Business Loop 70 W.

Antimi shelter is a reservable picnic area located in the north portion of Cosmo Park. It is situated next to 1 grass volleyball court, a skate park/roller hockey rink, and a 6 field sports complex.
Bonnie View Shelter

Bonnie View Park Shelter

Address: 3300 Rollins Rd Columbia, MO

Located in Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary, this shelter is reservable within 92.5 acres of available land. Seating capacities range from 72 with approximately 9 picnic tables are based in the pavilion. Recommended group limit is 100, twenty-nine parking spaces, including buses. Shelter features include a double barbecue grill, electric service, drinking fountain, and a nearby restroom. Bonnie View Nature Area is a trailhead for the Scotts Branch Trail with scenic views of beautiful wildflowers in the prairie restoration area.
Burford Shelter

Burford Shelter

Address: 1615 Business Loop 70 W.

Set at 3,680 square feet, this reservable shelter is located in Cosmo park. It is available half-day to full-day while accommodating eighteen picnic tables, seating 144, and carrying a size limit of 200. Among the conveniences are 6 double volt outlets, 4 double fireplace barbeque grills, and over 62 parking spaces. Neighboring the premises are the following: Cosmo Fitness Trail, Steinberg playground, outdoor volleyball stations and restrooms.
Collins Shelter at Stephens Lake Park

Collins Shelter

Address: 2001 E. Broadway

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.
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Cosmo-Bethel Playground Shelter

Address: 4500 Bethel St.

Shown here is a non-reservable shelter that can be found 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.
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Dexheimer Shelter

Address: 1615 Business Loop 70 W.

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).
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Fairview Shelter

Address: 1001 S Fairview Rd, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

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.
J. W. Ficklin Shelter at Cosmo Bethel park

Ficklin Shelter

Address: 4500 Bethel St.

The shelter shown is located in Cosmo-Bethel Park and can be reserved. Some features include 1 ADA double covered BBQ grill, ADA drinking fountain with jug filler (1), electric, six 110 volt double outlets, lights, one 220 volt outlet and 8 picnic tables. Group size limit can exceed no more than 100 people.
Gans Creek Recreation Area

Gans Multipurpose Athletic Fields

Address: 3350 E. Gans Road

Gans Athletic Fields is located at Gans Creek Recreation Area with five multipurpose, irrigated fields reservable for games. These are premiere fields that can be rented for game purposes only such as soccer, football, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, or other sports (practices are not allowed). For more details and rental information, visit this facility's webpage.
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Garrison Shelter

Address: 1615 Business Loop 70 W.

This reservable shelter is located in Cosmo Park with a size limit of 40. It is located right next to the tennis courts and horseshoe pits. Cosmo park is also home to several amenities such as a remote control car track, roller hockey rink, sports fields, & more!
Gehrke Shelter in Nifong Park

Gehrke Shelter

Address: 3579 Ponderosa St, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

Gehrke is a reservable shelter located in Nifong Park and can be accessed from Ponderosa Street. Inside the shelter are 8 picnic tables (1 ADA), BBQ grill, electric conveniences such as outlets, a drinking fountain, and a seating capacity of 64. The Maplewood Home, Walters-Boone County Historical Museum can also be found at this park.
Gordon Shelter at Stephens Lake Park

Gordon Shelter

Address: 2001 E. Broadway

Gordon is a reservable shelter located in Stephens Lake Park that can be accessed via East Broadway near 3 playgrounds. Included with the rental are as listed: concrete patio, ADA double BBQ grill, ADA drinking fountain with jug filler (next to restrooms), electric conveniences (combo lock), picnic tables (9, 1 ADA), and a playground with climbing boulder/swing set next to shelter. Reservations can be made for half or full day.
Happy Hollow Shelter

Happy Hollow Shelter

Address: 2001 E. Broadway

Happy Hollow is a reservable shelter that can be located at Stephens Lake Park near 3 playgrounds in a somewhat more secluded area. With the rental are 1 ADA double BBQ grill, an ADA drinking fountain with jug filler, electric (combo lock) & outlets, picnic tables (8, 1 ADA). Group size can exceed no more than 80 people. More information can be found on the 'Picnic Shelters Reservations' page.
Harper Shelter

Harper Shelter

Address: 3700 Ponderosa St.

This non-reservable shelter provides a perfect place to read or have a picnic. It overlooks Nifong Lake. No reservation necessary - first come, first served.
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Harris Shelter

Address: 1615 Business Loop 70 W.

Harris shelter, located in Cosmo park is a reservable facility located right on Business Loop 70 West. Amenities include one BBQ grill, a drinking fountain, 7 outlets, with 80+ parking areas. You can rent the shelter from 8am-2:30pm or 5-11pm.
Hillcrest Community Center

Hillcrest Community Center

Address: 1907 Hillcrest Dr.

The former main MDC office (Missouri Department of Conservation) has been moved to this building with additional space. Included are four full-time staff, preschool programs, life enrichment classes, 50+ programs, tours, and programming. Hillcrest Community Center is located at Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area and within close proximity to the 'Moss Building' which hosts various recreational programs and classes.
Jay Dix Shelter

Jay Dix Shelter

Address: 3725 S. Scott Blvd

Jay Dix Station can be found right off South Scott Boulevard. Some park features include fitness stations, 3 other shelters, practice fields, a basketball court, playground, and mountain bike skill course. The facility amenities contain 1 ADA single BBQ grill and 4 picnic tables. More information is available on the facility webpage.
Lamb Shelter at Cosmo Park

Lamb Shelter

Address: 1615 Business Loop 70 W.

Lamb Shelter is located in Cosmo Park next to Steinberg Playground. Park features include 2 ADA double BBQ grills, picnic tables (19, 2 ADA) along with a seating capacity of 152. Other details can be found either on this facility's web-page or 'Picnic Shelter Reservations' under Parks, Trails, & Facilities.
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Leech Shelter

Address: 4500 Bethel St.

Being a reservable facility with dimensions of 3,276 square feet, shelter amenities include 2 BBQ grills, 1 drinking fountain, 10 outlets, lights, and 18 picnic tables. The shelter sits next to the playground and horseshoe pits in Cosmo-Bethel park.
Maplewood Barn at Nifong Park

Maplewood Barn Rental

Address: 2900 East Nifong Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201

Maplewood Barn can be located in Nifong Park and may be rented during the theater off-season for meetings, birthday parties, special occasions, weddings, receptions, and more. The inside of the barn has one large room and can accommodate groups of 80 or less. Tables and chairs available for use. The facility is handicap accessible. More information is available on this facility's web-page.
Maplewood Home and Grounds

Maplewood Home and Grounds

Address: 3700 Ponderosa St.

Built in 1877 and now known as a historical museum, the Maplewood Home and Grounds can be found at Nifong Park. Among the facility amenities are an animal barn, carriage house, pump house, and servants' quarters. If you would like to hold a special event on the Maplewood Home grounds, a Park Special Use Permit is needed. To access Boone County Historical Society's website for the history of this museum, please see this facility's main page.
MKT Trailside Building Reservable

MKT Trailside Building

Address: 800 W. Stadium Blvd.

MKT Trailside Building (the upstairs portion) is a reservable facility that can be made either online or at the Parks and Recreation department on 1 S 7th Street. It can be used as a wedding venue with a Park Special Use Permit. The building next to the garden provides a convenient, air-conditioned place for the bridal party to get ready for the ceremony. It may also be rented for other purposes (meeting, card party, birthday party) that involve a small group of people (up to 15). The downstairs of the building is open to the public and has men's and women's restrooms with showers. Trail users can shower and change clothes after their workout. More information is made available on this facility's webpage.