American Legion fishing lake

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, reservable picnic shelter, and playground. American Legion Herbert Williams Post 202 is located on 3 acres of the 20-acre property.
Atkins Park

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.

Barberry Fishing Lake

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.
Photo of entrance to Cosmo Park

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 Lake

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.
Lake of the Woods Recreation Area

Lake of the Woods Recreation Area

6700 St. Charles Rd.

Lake of the Woods Recreation Area has an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse with concessions, driving range, fishing lake, and outdoor swimming pool. It's a great place for family recreation. The golf course has three sets of tees, sand traps, mature trees, large zoysia fairways, bentgrass greens, lakes, golf cart paths, and tee to green watering systems. The course is open year round, weather permitting. Lake of the Woods Pool features a double water slide, bathhouse, shade umbrellas, and lounge chairs.
Photo of Nifong Park

Nifong Park

2900 E. Nifong Blvd.

2900 E. Nifong Blvd. (North entrance) 3700 Ponderosa St. (East entrance) Park Amenities Boone Junction Historical Village Pop Collins Cabin Easley Country Store Ryland Victorian House Shotgun House Lakes Fishing Lake … Continue reading Nifong Park
Photo of Philips Park

Philips Park

5050 Bristol Lake Pkwy.

Park Amenities Lakes Fishing Lake (40 acres) ADA Boat Dock (12′ x 24′) ADA Fishing Dock (36′ x 18′, covered) Boat Ramp Picnic Areas Mini-Shelter/Picnic Area new … Continue reading Philips Park
Smith Park Playground

Smith Park

3350 Waco Rd.

Smith Park is a community park near Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School. The park sits on 50 acres complete with a 2.8 acre pond and a reservable shelter.
Stephens Lake Park entry sign

Stephens Lake Park

2001 E. Broadway

Park Amenities Activity Areas Playgrounds (3) Amphitheater Aquatics Water Play Areas Waterfalls (2) Lakes (11 acres) Fishing Lake (1) East side of boardwalk Non-motorized boating Swimming Lakes (1) Open May 1 to September 30 Unguarded facility, swim at your own risk Winter Sports Outdoors Children’s … Continue reading Stephens Lake Park

Twin Lakes Recreation Area

2500 Chapel Hill Rd.

Twin Lakes Recreation Area is a 73 acre community park in Southern Columbia. Amenities include a fishing lake, a water play area for kids, picnic areas, and access to the County House Trail.