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If you know the name of the park you are looking for, you can find it by clicking on the "A-Z Park List" in the box to the right. Or, you can browse by park type or by park feature. For example, if you click on "Basketball Courts" in the box to the right, a list of all the parks that have a basketball court will appear.

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Nifong Park

Nifong Park

2900 E. Nifong Blvd.

Nifong Park is known for its historical properties. It is home to the Boone County History & Culture Center, the historical Village at Boone Junction, and Maplewood Home and grounds. The Maplewood Barn Theater hosts live shows and the park is host to the annual Heritage Festival. The park also has a reservable shelter, fishing lake and dock, playground, picnic areas, and restrooms.

Northeast Regional Park Property

5212 N. Oakland Gravel Rd.

Acres: 135

Park Hours: Closed to the public*
* The property is currently under lease agreements until December 31, 2022

By mutual agreement, Boone County will transfer property ownership in 2020 of the 135-acre property known as Boone County Fairgrounds (a.k.a. Central Missouri Event Read More »

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 2-5 years of age. It has a nonreservable shelter and some fitness stations. The neighboring school has a basketball court, playground, and soccer field.
Philips Fishing Dock

Philips Park

5050 Bristol Lake Pkwy.

This 140-acre park is located off of the Discovery Parkway exit (Hwy 62) and is next to Father Tolton Catholic High School and across the road from Gans Creek Recreation Area. Philips Park was master planned in conjunction with the the Gans Creek Recreation Area for the development of a southeast regional park. Philips Park is known for its 40-acre fishing lake, which is stocked with fish by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Park amenities includes a fishing dock, boat dock, boat ramp, picnic areas, restrooms, and a 1.4-mile gravel trail that encircles the lake. It is also home to the Columbia Sports Fieldhouse, which has four hardwood courts designed for basketball, pickleball, volleyball and archery.
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.
Rock Quarry Playgrounds

Rock Quarry Park

2002 Grindstone Pkwy.

This community park has a reservable shelter, playground, tennis courts with pickleball lines, baseball and soccer practice fields, sand volleyball courts, and a 0.6 mile perimeter trail. There is parking and seasonal outdoor restrooms. Rock Quarry House can be rented for parties and events for up to 50 people.
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.

Silver Mill Park Property

Undeveloped park property
Cross Creek Subdivision

This 2.4-acre property is currently undeveloped parkland.  It was acquired in 2020 with funds from the 2015 Park Sales Tax.  The property includes three lots that were purchased from Silvermill Parks, LLC for $90,000 and another lot that Read More »

Smiley Lane Park

Smiley Lane Park

400 W. Smiley Ln.

Located in north Columbia, Smiley Lane Park is a neighborhood park serving the Vanderveen subdivision. Visitors will find a playground, a non-reservable shelter, a full basketball court, an open playfield, a pond, and a 0.38 mile gravel/concrete loop trail.
Smith Park Playground

Smith Park

3350 Waco Rd.

Smith Park is a community park adjacent to Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School. The park sits on 50 acres with a 2.8 acre pond, 0.3 mile lake trail, large reservable shelter, playground, skate park, basketball court, baseball/softball practice field, restrooms, and parking lot.

Smithton Park

3501 W. Worley St.

Smithton Park is a neighborhood park located across the street from Smithton Middle School. The open field, leased from Evangelical Free Church, allows visitors of the park to practice baseball and softball. A 0.33 loop trail surrounds the park, and a nature trail cuts through the wooded area of the park. A playground with a rubberized ADA surface and non-reservable shelter are also in the park.
Stephens Lake Park

Stephens Lake Park

2001 E. Broadway

Stephens Lake Park is the crown jewel of Columbia's park system and is known for its 11-acre fishing/swimming lake, mature trees, and historical significance in the community. It serves as the center for outdoor winter sports, a variety of community festivals, and outdoor concert series at the amphitheater. It has reservable shelters, playgrounds, swimming beach and spraygrounds, art sculpture, waterfalls, and walking trails. This popular park houses numerous tree collections, including red bud, oak, conifer and nut trees, along with the Hindman Memorial Garden, Children's Grove, and demonstration rain gardens, which have earned it a Level II Arboretum Accreditation.
Harmony Bends Disc Golf Course

Strawn Park

801 N. Strawn Rd.

The property that Strawn Park sits on was acquired to serve as a trailhead for the future Perche Creek Trail. Visitors come from all over the country to play the number one ranked public disc golf course, Harmony Bends Championship Disc Golf Course. Other amenities of this community park include a non-reservable shelter and scenic woodlands and creeks.
Twins Lake Park

Twin Lakes Recreation Area

2500 Chapel Hill Rd.

Twin Lakes Recreation Area is a 73 acre community park in south Columbia. Amenities include a fishing lake, a water play area for kids - Little Mates Cove, a dog park, picnic areas, and access to the County House and MKT Trails.

Valleyview Park

2210 Garden Drive

Valleyview Park is a neighborhood park on just under 8 acres with basketball (full-court), a baseball/softball/soccer playfield, a playground, a trail and a non-reservable shelter.
Vineyards Park Property

Vineyards Lake Park

1701 Dumas Drive

This park land was acquired in 2016 with funds from the Park Sales Tax, filling a need identified in the 2013 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. Funding for Phase I development of the park is scheduled in Fiscal Year 2021 and is funded by the 2015 Park Sales Tax.
Waters-Moss Wildlife Area

Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area

1907 Hillcrest Dr.

The Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area is owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation and managed by Columbia Parks and Recreation as a result of a land swap agreement. The park is home to the Hillcrest Community Center, the Moss Building (reservable), and Waters House (reservable). The park is open for deer and turkey archery hunting under MDC hunting regulations. The park has a reservable shelter, playground, and outdoor restroom. Grindstone Creek Trail travels through the south end of the park.
concrete trail

Westwinds Park

1132 Westwinds Dr.

Westwinds Park is a neighborhood park in a wooded setting. Visitors will find a shelter, a basketball court, and a concrete/gravel loop trail.

White Gate Park Property

This 2.24-acre property is currently undeveloped park land. It was acquired in January 2018 with funds from the 2010 Park Sales Tax. The property was purchased from Columbia Insurance Group for $250,000.  The property was purchased for the purpose of a neighborhood park in this area. The development is unfunded at this time and could possibly be a proposed project in the next Park Sales Tax ballot. 
Clyde Wilson Park

Wilson Park

615 Rockhill Rd. 1630 Wilson Ave. 1627 Rollins St.

Formerly known as Rockhill Park, Clyde Wilson Memorial Park is a natural resource area located near the MU campus. The park sits on a wooded 10 acre lot with picnic areas and a gravel trail.
Woodridge Playground

Woodridge Park

3505 Lansing Drive

Woodridge Park is a neighborhood park that features a premiere, inclusive playground especially designed for those with developmental and physical disabilities, while still serving able-bodied children. The playground includes sensory play features and has a fence enclosure for extra safety. Park amenities also include a full basketball court, a baseball/softball play field, a soccer play field, hard-surface trail, and sidewalk connection to ADA parking spots at the Ronald McDonald House.