Rock climbers enjoy the bluffs and scenic overlooks at this 32-acre park. The City of Columbia has a mulch site at this location where citizens can drop off yard waste and pick up free mulch. This park has bridge connections to Grindstone Nature Area and the Hinkson Creek Trail.
This 12.6-acre neighborhood park off Sinclair Road has a single table picnic shelter, playground, half basketball court, baseball/softball field, open playfield, and 0.25-mile loop trail. There is sidewalk access to the park from Stanwood Drive, Bellingham Drive, and Route K.
Clary-Shy Community Park is home to the ARC (Activity & Recreation Center) and Columbia Farmers Market - a seasonal fresh produce market. It also has practice soccer fields on the property. It is the future home of a new agriculture park and a year round, covered farmers market that will be conducted out of the new MU Health Care Pavilion.
Ten acres of Clary-Shy Park are dedicated for Columbia's Agricultural Park to provide community access to local, healthy, and fresh produce year round; become an incubator for new agriculture based businesses; provide food production education for children; and create a unique community gathering space. The park is situated in west central Columbia among popular attractions that draw people from across Missouri. The ARC, Shelter Gardens, West Middle School, and Broadway Shopping Center are all adjacent to the park. Columbia's Agriculture Park provides community economic and health benefits by creating an important and interesting destination for our region.
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 - Steinberg Playground, is home to Columbia Skate Park and L. A. Nickell Golf Course, and is a trailhead for the Bear Creek Trail.
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.
This 21.1-acre property is currently undeveloped park land. It was acquired in 2017 with funds from the 2010 Park Sales Tax. The property includes one parcel (9.4 acres) which was purchased from Fred Overton for $160,000 and another parcel (11.7 acres) donated by Mr. Overton. The two parcels acquired will be primarily used as land preservation, with the potential for a trail system through the property. In the future, a small area of the property could be developed into a neighborhood park.