The Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area is owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation and managed by Columbia Parks and Recreation as a result of a land swap agreement. The park is home to the Hillcrest Community Center, the Moss Building (reservable), and Waters House (reservable). The park is open for deer and turkey archery hunting under MDC hunting regulations. The park has a reservable shelter, playground, and outdoor restroom. Grindstone Creek Trail travels through the south end of the park.
This 2.24-acre property is currently undeveloped park land. It was acquired in January 2018 with funds from the 2010 Park Sales Tax. The property was purchased from Columbia Insurance Group for $250,000. The property was purchased for the purpose of a neighborhood park in this area. The development is unfunded at this time and could possibly be a proposed project in the next Park Sales Tax ballot.
Woodridge Park is a neighborhood park that features a premiere, inclusive playground especially designed for those with developmental and physical disabilities, while still serving able-bodied children. The playground includes sensory play features and has a fence enclosure for extra safety. Park amenities also include a full basketball court, a baseball/softball play field, a soccer play field, hard-surface trail, and sidewalk connection to ADA parking spots at the Ronald McDonald House.
Formerly known as Old 63 Roadside Park, Sterling W. Wyatt Park was renamed in honor of Army Specialist Sterling William Wyatt, a former Shepard resident who lost his life while on patrol in Afghanistan. Park features include picnic tables, a historical marker and a scenic overlook.