3M Flat Branch- Hinkson Creek Wetlands

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.
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.
Albert Park

Albert Park

2900 Parker St.

C.M. Albert Memorial Park is a 20 acre park within the larger 79 acre Albert-Oakland Park. It resides in the southern portion of Albert-Oakland Park and can be accessed from Parker Street. The tract was donated as a memorial to C.M. Albert. As a condition of the donation, the 20-acre park parcel was to be named C. M. Albert Memorial Park. C. M. Albert Memorial Park can be accessed from Parker St. from the south, from Bear Creek Trail from the west, and by the hard-surface trail in Albert-Oakland Park from the north.
Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center

Albert-Oakland Park

1900 Blue Ridge Rd.

Albert-Oakland Park is a 79-acre community park that features Columbia's largest municipal pool, two 18-hole disc golf courses, six dedicated pickleball courts, basketball and tennis courts, lighted baseball/softball fields, reservable picnic shelters, playgrounds, and much more! It is a trailhead for the 4.8 mile Bear Creek Trail.
American Legion Archery Range

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 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.
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.
Photo of Battle Ave Park property undeveloped

Battle Avenue Park Property

Battle Ave.

This 30-acre undeveloped park is adjacent to Battle High School. The first phase of the park development is funded by the 2015 Park Sales Tax and is scheduled for 2021, pending City Council approval. Public input will be sought for the design of the park.
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.
Bonnie View Nature Area

Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary

3300 Rollins Rd.

Bonnie View Nature Area is the trailhead for the Scott's Branch Trail. It has a medium-size reservable shelter, restroom, and beautiful natural areas to explore on the 93-acre property. The park is adjacent to the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary. No dogs are allowed on the trail in the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary.
Photo of Molly Bowden Memorial Park

Bowden Park

900 W. Nifong Blvd.

Molly Bowden Memorial Park was dedicated to Officer Molly Bowden, a City of Columbia police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2005. Bowden Park is on land owned by Boone Hospital Center and is adjacent to Boone Hospital Nifong Medical Plaza. By mutual agreement, the park is maintained  Columbia Parks and Recreation. The park has a walking trail around water features and garden areas.
Photo of Boxer Park

Boxer Park

2100 Newton Dr.

Boxer Park is undeveloped and serves as green space and bufferland for Bear Creek. The 3-acre parcel was donated Mr. Stanley Boxer and was named in memory of his deceased son, William I. Boxer.
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.
Scenic overlook

Capen Park

1600 Capen Park Dr.

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.
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.
Clary-Shy Park aerial

Clary-Shy Community Park

1701 W. Ash St.

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.
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.
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.
Douglass Spraygrounds

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 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).
Shelter

Fairview Park – School

1001 Fairview Rd.

This community park is adjacent to Fairview Elementary School off of Fairview Road. It shares a parking lot with the school on the north side of the park. The park includes four tennis courts, a reservable shelter, restroom, garden plots (available for rent), playground, and soccer practice fields. The east side of the park is heavily wooded, with more open space on the west side. The park has a connection to the Scott's Branch Trail.