Official Park Name: A. Perry Philips Park
Acres: 140 acres
Park Hours: 6 am to 11 pm Fishing hours 4:30 am to 11 pm
Multi-Use Trail Miles: 1.4 miles, gravel
- Fishing Lake (40 acres)
- ADA Boat Dock (12′ x 24′)
- ADA Fishing Dock (36′ x 18′, covered)
- Boat Ramp
4251 Philips Farm Road
- Mini-Shelter/Picnic Area (2)
Restrooms (Open April 15 – Oct. 15; portable toilet only Oct. 15 to Apr. 15)
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 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 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.
Non-motorized boats and boats with electric/battery trolling motors can be used on the lake. The lake is managed under the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Community Assistance Program (CAP). Under this program, MDC stocks Philips Lake with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. MDC fishing regulations and limits apply (Click here for fishing limits).