• Philips Fishing Dock
  • Philips park
  • Philips Lake Trail
  • Philips Boat Dock
  • Philips Park Aerial
  • Philips Lake Park trail
  • Philips Lake
  • Philips park mini shelter

Philips Park

Official Park Name: A. Perry Philips Park

5050 Bristol Lake Pkwy.

Directions Large Map

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

Map of Philips Parkopens PDF file

Philips Park Master Planopens PDF file

Park Amenities


  • Fishing Lake (40 acres)
    • ADA Boat Dock (12′ x 24′)
    • ADA Fishing Dock (36′ x 18′, covered)
    • Boat Ramp

Sports Fieldhouse 

 4251 Philips Farm Road

Picnic Areas

  • 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).

Park History

Southeast Regional Park History


Capital Improvement Projects

Donation Opportunities at Philips Park