• Downtown Optimist Park Playground
  • Park Swings
  • Wall painting
  • Wall painting and grass
  • Downtown Optimist Shelter
  • Downtown Optimist Park greenery

Downtown Optimist Park

100 E. Forest Ave.

Directions Large Map

Acres: 0.5 acres

Park Hours: 6 am to 11 pm

Maps & Documents

Map of Downtown Optimist Parkopens PDF file

Park Amenities

Activity Areas

  • Basketball Court
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic Areas

  • Non-Reservable Shelter
  • 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.

    Downtown Optimist Park History

    Capital Improvement Projects