Smith Park History

Land Acquisition Year: 1999
Land Donated by: Jeffrey Smith (Jeffrey E. Smith Investment Co, LLC) 
Land Donation Value: $503,000

Norma Sutherland SmithIn 1999, Jeffrey Smith donated a 50-acre parcel located on the west side of Brown Station Road and south of Waco Road to the City of Columbia for public use. According to the “Agreement for the Acceptance of a Charitable Gift of Real Estate” between Jeffrey E. Smith Investment Co., LLC and the City of Columbia, the property was valued at $503,000. As a condition of the donation, Mr. Smith had the privilege of naming the park. He later designated the park as “Norma Sutherland Smith Park” in honor of his late mother (photo to the right). (See “Norma Smith, 1918-2010 – Columbia Daily Tribune.)

The park development was on the list of projects to be funded by the 2010 Park Sales Tax and was budgeted in Fiscal Year 2014.

Information on the park development and any subsequent park capital improvement projects can be found by clicking on the link(s) below under “Capital Improvement Projects.

See also related Council Items.

Smith Park before development

Capital Improvement Projects

Year Completed Project Description
2017 Smith Park Development – Phase I
2016 2016 Roads and Parking – Parking Lot Installation
  Smith Park Phase II Improvements