• Photo of entrance to Cosmo Park
  • Cosmo Soccer
  • Rainbow Softball Center aerial
  • Burford Shelter
  • Columbia Skate Park
  • Photo of flowers at Cosmo Park
  • Cosmo Tennis Courts
  • Photo of hard surface trail at Cosmo Park
  • Cosmo Football
  • Steinberg
  • Cosmo car track
  • Cosmo Park horseshoe pits

Cosmo Park

Official Park Name: Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area

1615 Business Loop 70 W.

Directions Large Map

Acres: 533

Park Hours: 6 am to 12 am; Fishing Hours: 4:30 am to 11 pm

Multi-Use Trail Miles: 6.0 miles

Nature Trail Miles: 5.4 miles

Maps & Documents

Map of Cosmo Park

Show-Me State Games Field Layout

Map of Soccer Fields

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.

Park Amenities

Activity Areas
  • Horseshoe Pits (12, lighted)
  • Playgrounds (2 total, 1 at Rainbow Softball Complex, 1 near Nickell Shelter)
  • Remote Control Car Track
  • Roller Hockey Rink
  • Tennis Courts (8 lighted, also lined for age 10 and under)
  • Volleyball Courts (7 total, 6-sand, 1-grass)
Dog – Leash Free Area (Bear Creek Nature Area)
Fields – Game
Golf Courses
  • L.A. Nickell Golf Course (18 holes)
  • L.A. Nickell Clubhouse
  • Fishing Lake (2 total, Nickell Lake and Antimi Lake – see map)
Picnic Areas 
Restrooms (6) (open April 15 to October 15; Nickell/Lamb restroom and restroom near football field #4 open year-round)
Columbia Skate Park

Capital Improvement Projects

Stream Bank Stabilization Demonstration Project