3M Shelter

3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands

These wetlands were created to help filter stormwater runoff and provide habitat for wildlife. The wetland cells treat stormwater runoff from approximately 140 acres of urban watershed and can store an estimated 10,000,000 gallons of runoff. Visitors will enjoy walking the 1.25 mile loop trail around the wetlands to observe the wildlife and read the educational signs.

Again Street park shelter

Again Street Park-School

1200 Again St.

Again St. Park is a neighborhood park that features a picnic shelter, playground, climbing wall, fitness course trail, basketball court, and playfield with a backstop. It sits on ten acres of land adjacent to West Boulevard Elementary School. The park land is owned by Columbia Public School District and leased to the City of Columbia for use as a public park.

American Legion shelter

American Legion Park

3675 Legion Lane

American Legion Park is a 17-acre community park that is home to the only archery range in Columbia's park system. It also has two lighted baseball fields, concession stand/restrooms, fishing pond, two non-reservable picnic shelters, and playground. American Legion Herbert Williams Post 202 is located on 3 acres of the 20-acre property.

Atkins Shelter

Atkins Park

5220 N. Oakland Gravel Rd.

Atkins Park is home to a premiere five-field lighted, irrigated baseball complex complete with batting cages, concession stand/restrooms, picnic areas, and picnic shelter. The park is located in north Columbia adjacent to the Boone County Fairgrounds. It is jointly owned by the City of Columbia and the County of Boone and managed by Columbia Parks and Recreation.

Auburn Hills Shelter

Auburn Hills Park

5101 Derby Ridge Dr.

This 12-acre neighborhood park primarily serves Auburn Hills Subdivision off of East Brown School Road. The park has a playground, non-reservable shelter, half basketball court, 0.3 mile loop trail, open play field, and pond.

Barberry Shelter

Barberry Park

3405 Zinnia Dr.

This five-acre neighborhood park has a fishing lake and dock, non-reservable shelter, half basketball court, playground, and a concrete loop trail around the lake.

Bear Creek Shelter

Bear Creek Park

1402 Elleta Blvd.

This ten-acre neighborhood park primarily serves the Bear Creek Family Townhouse neighborhood. It has a non-reservable picnic shelter, playground, full basketball court, and a playfield with a backstop.

Urban Wussler Park Shelter

Cosmo Park

1615 Business Loop 70 W.

Cosmo Park is Columbia's largest municipal park, one of two regional parks in the park system. It is host to the annual Show-Me State Games as well as many soccer, football, lacrosse, softball, baseball, golf, mountain bike, and skateboard tournaments and events. It has the largest playground in Columbia's park system, is home to Columbia Skate Park and a trailhead for the Bear Creek Trail.

Cosmo-Bethel Tennis Shelter

Cosmo-Bethel Park

4500 Bethel St.

This 40-acre community park is adjacent to Gentry Middle School. It shares a 12-court tennis complex with Columbia Public Schools, has a fishing lake with a lakeside trail, reservable shelters, playground, horseshoe pits, year-round restroom, and baseball/softball practice field. In the winter, the lake is stocked with trout for a winter trout fishing program. In the winter when the lake ice depth meets the criteria, the lake is opened for ice fishing.

Ralph Shelter at Douglass Park

Douglass Park & Pool – School

400 N. Providence Rd.

Douglass Park is a community park located in central Columbia. It is home to Douglass Pool and Spraygrounds, two full basketball courts, playground, outdoor amphitheater, restrooms, baseball/softball field, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, and a skate spot. The part of park where the basketball courts and baseball field are located is on property owned by Columbia Public Schools. A schedule of events held at Douglass Park can be found on the Parks and Recreation Special Events page.

Downtown Optimist Shelter

Downtown Optimist Park

100 E. Forest Ave.

This small neighborhood park is located in central Columbia on the southeast corner of Grand and E Forest Avenues. It has a non-reservable shelter, playground, swingset, and half basketball court. The privacy fence on the south end of the property has a mural. This art project led by Jabberwocky Studios in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation CARE Program who gathered community input and inspiration, designed and painted a mural in the park to reflect the neighborhood's unique culture.

Dublin Shelter

Dublin Park

4101 Dublin Ave.

This wooded neighborhood park has a small non-reservable picnic shelter, playground, and access to the Scott's Branch Trail. The Scott's Branch Trail runs north through the park to an elevated boardwalk that leads to the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary and on to Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary. Scott's Branch Trail connects the south end of the park to Scott Boulevard.

Flat Branch park gazebo

Flat Branch Park

101 S. 4th St.

Flat Branch Park is located in downtown Columbia. The park runs along Flat Branch Creek and extends across two city blocks. The park includes a gazebo, picnic areas, spraygrounds, playground, art sculpture, demonstration rain garden, historical plaques, and is a trailhead for the MKT Trail. You can travel the MKT Trail all the way from Flat Branch Park to the statewide Katy Trail without having to cross a street. There is a bridge access to the Convention and Visitors Bureau located on the other side of the creek from the park.

Grindstone Nature Area shelter

Grindstone Nature Area

2011 Old Hwy. 63 S.

This large nature area is a leash-free area for dogs (except on the Hinkson Creek Trail), has over five miles of nature trails, a picnic shelter, restrooms, and is a trailhead for the HInkson Creek Trail and the Grindstone Creek Trail. Wildflowers grow in the prairie areas.

Highpointe Shelter

Highpointe Park

801 Huntridge Dr.

This neighborhood park has a non-reservable shelter, half basketball court, playground, sand volleyball court, open playfield, and a 0.4 loop trail (includes sidewalk along Huntridge Drive.)

Lange Shelter

Lange Park

2011 Smiley Ln.

This neighborhood park off of Smiley Lane is adjacent to Lange Middle School. It has a small non-reservable shelter, playground and walking trail. Through a co-operative agreement with Columbia Public Schools, this park was developed on school property. The 400-meter track north of the park and behind the school received funding assistance from the Park Sales Tax and is open to the public after school hours and when not in school use.

Shelter at Lion-Stephens park

Lions-Stephens Park

104 N. Williams St.

This neighborhood park is located in central Columbia and is bordered by four city streets - William, Walnut, Ann, and Windsor Streets. It features a non-reservable shelter, two playgrounds, and a fitness station trail through the park.

Longview park shelter

Longview Park

4980 Gillespie Bridge Rd.

This 11-acre neighborhood park can be accessed from the northwest off Lisa Lorane Drive (off of Longview Drive) and from the east off the Treatment Plant Access Road across from W Knox Drive off of Gillespie Bridge Road. The park features a small non-reservable shelter, half basketball court, open play field, 0.75-acre pond, and a 0.5 mile gravel trail. The property was formerly sewer utility property that was transferred to the Parks and Recreation Department in exchange for a sewer easement across Stephens Lake Park.
Louisville Park

Louisville Park

806 Louisville Dr.

This neighborhood park can be accessed from the east off of Manhasset Drive and from the west from Louisville Avenue. The park features a half basketball court, non-reservable shelter, playground, loop trail, and open play field. It has a demonstration rain garden, native tree exhibit, and a magnificent oak tree off the terminus of Manhasset Drive.
Paquin Park

Paquin Park

212 Waugh St.

Paquin Park is a small neighborhood park located between Lee Elementary School and Paquin Tower. The park contains a small non-reservable shelter, half basketball court, shuffleball court, concrete game tables (ping-pong, chess, and checkers), and raised garden beds that are primarily used by Paquin residents.
Photo of Parkade Park-School

Parkade Park-School

2200 Bear Creek Dr.

Parkade Park is a small neighborhood park adjacent to Parkade Elementary School. The park features playground equipment designed for children 5-12 years of age. It has a nonreservable shelter and some fitness stations. The neighboring school has a basketball court, playground, and soccer field.

Rock Bridge park shelter

Rock Bridge Park

201 Miramar Ln.

This is a 3-acre municipal neighborhood park, not to be confused with Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. It has a non-reservable shelter, full basketball court, playground, swingset, and open play field with a backstop.

Smiley Lane park shelter

Smiley Lane Park

400 W. Smiley Ln.

Located in north Columbia, Smiley Lane Park is a neighborhood park serving the Vanderveen subdivision. Visitors will find a playground, a non-reservable shelter, a full basketball court, an open playfield, a pond, and a 0.38 mile gravel/concrete loop trail.

Smithton park shelter

Smithton Park

3501 W. Worley St.

Smithton Park is a neighborhood park located across the street from Smithton Middle School. The open field, leased from Evangelical Free Church, allows visitors of the park to practice baseball and softball. A 0.33 loop trail surrounds the park, and a nature trail cuts through the wooded area of the park. A playground with a rubberized ADA surface and non-reservable shelter are also in the park.

Strawn Shelter

Strawn Park

801 N. Strawn Rd.

The property that Strawn Park sits on was acquired to serve as a trailhead for the future Perche Creek Trail. Visitors come from all over the country to play the number one ranked public disc golf course, Harmony Bends Championship Disc Golf Course. Other amenities of this community park include a non-reservable shelter and scenic woodlands and creeks.