Neighborhood parks are typically 10 acres or less and are designed to be within walking distance of a neighborhood, with a service area of a half mile. Hence, they usually do not include parking lots or restrooms. A neighborhood park typically consists of a playground, picnic shelter or picnic area, basketball court, open space play fields, and a perimeter trail.  Public input meetings are held before park development, so that neighbors have the opportunity to express their park amenity desires. This results in a variety of different park designs customized for each neighborhood’s needs/desires.

Photo of playground at Again St. Park

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.
Auburn HillsPark

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 Park

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 Park

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.
Brown Station Park Playground

Brown Station Park

3505 Mary Jane Dr.

This six-acre neighborhood park has a playground, open playfield, and 0.3 mile loop trail through the woods.
Cascades Park

Cascades Park

6900 Sinclair Rd.

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.
Photo of Playground at Cliff Drive Park

Cliff Drive Park

1819 Cliff Dr.

This small 0.65-acre neighborhood park has a playground, group swing, and park bench.
Downtown Optimist Playground

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 Park

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.
Photo of Eastport Park

Eastport Park

5620 Murfreesboro Dr.

This neighborhood park has a playground, two single table picnic shelters, BBQ grill, open play field, and a .62 mile loop walking trail (including the street sidewalks).
Photo of Field Park

Field Park

902 Range Line St.

This neighborhood park is located at the intersection of Range Line St. and Wilkes Blvd., next to Eugene Field Elementary School and across the street from Columbia College. The park serves as a neighborhood gathering place for use by the school and community. It has picnic tables, an outdoor classroom, drinking fountain, and park benches. Grove Construction is housed in the Heibel-March building on the corner of the park property through a conveyance/lease with the City of Columbia.
Grasslands Park

Grasslands Park

21 E. Clarkson Rd.

This neighborhood park has a playground, picnic area, and connection to the MKT Trail. Residents in the Grasslands neighborhood petitioned the City Council for the park and raised the funds to purchase the property. A portion of the development cost was also funded through private donations.
Photograph of Highpointe Park

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.)
Lang Park

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.
Lions-Stephens Park

Lions-Stephens Park

104 N. William St., Columbia, MO

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.
Playground at Longview Park

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.
McKee St. Park

McKee Street Park

1900 McKee St.

This neighborhood park has a small shelter with a bike rack and playground located at the corner of McKee Street and Orchard Lane. The park also offers a 0.15 concrete trail that encircles the playground, crosses the creek and leads to a full basketball court and open play field with a backstop.
Photo of Oakwood Hills Park

Oakwood Hills Park

2421 Lynnwood Dr.

This heavily wooded 10-acre neighborhood park has a 0.3-mile gravel trail well-suited for walking in a natural setting. Portions of the trail are relatively steep and are not considered wheelchair accessible. Other park amenities include a basketball court, playground, and benches. The park and trail can be accessed from Lynnwood Drive (off Green Meadows Road) or Burrwood Dr.
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.
Parkade Park

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.
Proctor Park

Proctor Park

411 Proctor Dr.

Bear Creek separates Proctor Park (to the south) and Garth Nature Area (to the north). There are nature trails throughout this 7-acre wooded park and a couple of picnic tables.
Rock Bridge Park

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.
Rothwell Park Trail

Rothwell Park

309 Rothwell Dr.

Rothwell Park is neighborhood park that sits on five wooded acres and features a loop trail, a playground and picnic areas.
Shepard Blvd Park

Shepard Boulevard Park – School

2717 Shepard Blvd.

Shepard Boulevard Park-School is a neighborhood park adjacent to Shepard Boulevard Elementary School. Sitting on 5.3 acres, the park contains a playground, a sand volleyball court, a soccer practice field, and a 0.2 mile gravel walking trail. Facilities shared with the school are a full basketball court and 2 tennis/pickleball courts.