- Park development progress as of 10/8/2018
Gans Creek Recreation Area
The Gans Cross Country Course is closed through April 1, 2020 to establish the turf.
Acres: 320 acres
Park Hours: 6 am to 11 pm
Cross Country Course*
- Course Information
- Cross Country Rental Rates and Reservation information
*Note: No dogs allowed
- Concession Building/Restrooms (closed Oct. 15 – April 14): Address: 3100 E Gans Road
Gans Creek Recreation Area is a 320-acre park in southeast Columbia on E. Gans Road off of Highway 63 at the Discovery Parkway exit. The park was planned together with A. Perry Philips Park, which is located on the north side of E Gans Road, so that together the parks would make up a southeast regional park to serve Columbia and surrounding communities. Currently, Gans Creek Recreation Area has multipurpose sports game fields and a concession/restroom with more amenities under construction. It is the home of Columbia’s premiere cross county track that serves as the home course for the University of Missouri.