Park & Facility Inventory

The City of Columbia has a wide variety of parks and recreation facilities to serve its citizens. Below is a summary of the parks and facility inventory.

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Inventory Summary 
Total Park/Green Space Acres
3397*

Total Number of Parks
(includes developed, undeveloped, and green space)

72  

Destination Trails (major)

8  

Total Indoor Recreation Facilities
(some facilities are leased)

11  
Total Parks and Recreation Facilities 91
Total City-Owned Trail Mileage
58.1
Total FTE Parks & Recreation Employees (org charts)
81.4**

* Includes 
6.1 acres leased for Smithton Park from Evangelical Free Church;
10.4 acres for Albert-Oakland Park, 10 acres for Again St. Park, and 5.2 acres for Lange Park – leased from Columbia Public Schools
;
.7 acres for Bowden Park – owned by Boone Hospital Center

** .6 Marketing Specialist under Community Relations

 

Playground at Albert-Oakland Park Louisville Park
Parks
Active Park Type
# Parks
Acreage
# Parks
Acreage

Neighborhood

31
198
   

Regional

2
853
   

Nature

8
633
   

Community

17
1045
   
Special Purpose
6

81

   
Total Active Parks
64 2810
Undeveloped Parks
8
183
Total Number of Parks

72

 
Destination Trails (major)
8
336
Bufferland Acreage Not Included Elsewhere
68
Total Outdoor Locations Maintained
80
3397

 

Cosmo Fitness Trail MKT Trail
Trails
Trail Category Park
Trails
Destination
Trail
Trail
Connector
Total 
Mileage

Hard Surface Trail*

5.83
9.65
1.99
17.47

Exercise Trail (w/fitness stations)*

1.69
1.69

Mountain Bike Trail*

2.60
2.60

Nature Trail*

15.14
15.14

Multi-Use Trail*

9.7
11.5
21.2
Total City-Owned Trail Miles
34.78
17.70
1.99
58.1
University-Owned Portion of Hinkson Creek Trail
 
2.25
2.25
County-Owned Portion of MKT Trail
 
4.20
4.20
Total Trail System Miles
 
64.55
* If a trail qualifies for more than one type, it is listed under its most dominant feature.

 

Lake of the Woods Golf Course Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center
Outdoor Park Amenities
Amphitheaters or Outdoor Classrooms
5
Archery Ranges
1
Basketball Courts
24

# Lighted (included above)

3
Cricket Pitches
1
Disc Golf Courses
4

# of Holes

72
Dog – Leash Free Areas
5
Fishing Lakes/Ponds
10

# of Acres

92
Fitness Courses or Clusters
8
Football/Lacrosse Fields
6

# Irrigated (included above)

3
Garden Plots (for rent)
10
Gazebos
1
Golf Courses
2

# of Holes

36

Driving Ranges

2
Horseshoe Courts
17
Pickelball Courts – Dedicated (see also Tennis Courts) 6
Picnic Shelters 69

# Reservable (included above)

27
Picnic Shelters – Single Table
18
Picnic Tables
501
Playfields (multi-purpose, includes soccer practice fields)
20
Playgrounds
51
Remote Control Car Tracks
1
Roller Hockey Rinks
1
Shuffleboard Courts
1
Skateboard Parks
1
Soccer Fields
28

# Lighted (included above)

2
Softball/Baseball – Game Fields
24

# Lighted (included above)

22

T-Ball (included above)

2
Softball/Baseball – Practice Fields
10
Spraygrounds (See also Water Play Areas)
3
Swimming Lakes/Beaches
1

# Acres

11
Swimming Pools
3

Square Feet

16,987
Tennis Courts
27

# Lighted (included above)

19

# Courts with Pickle Ball Lines

7
Volleyball Courts
13
Water Play Areas – Pools ( See also Spraygrounds)
2

Square Feet

10,700
Note: This inventory does not include school facilities adjacent to parks and open for public use that are not maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department.

 

Activity and Recreation Center Riechmann Pavilion at Stephens Lake Park
Indoor Recreation Facilities 
Type Facility Name(s)

# of
Rooms

# of
Facilities
Reservable Facilities Riechmann Pavilion, Rock Quarry House, Moss Building, Waters House, MKT Trailside Building and Maplewood Barn w/Outdoor Theater**   6
 

Kitchen Facilities

4  
 

Recreation/Multipurpose Rooms

8
Recreation Centers

ARC and Armory Sports Center

2
 

Aerobic/Group Exercise Rooms

2
 

Cardio/Strength Training Areas

4
 

Classrooms/Computer Rooms

3
 

Gymnasiums

3
 

Indoor Leisure Pools

1
 

Indoor Tracks

1
 

Locker Rooms

5
 

Meeting Rooms

4
Other Indoor Program Facilities

Paquin Tower* and Hillcrest Community Center

1
2
 

Recreation/Multipurpose Rooms

4  
 

Computer Labs

1  
 

Kitchen Facilities

1  
Swimming Pools

Hickman Pool* (See also Recreation Centers)

1
TOTAL INDOOR RECREATION FACILITIES
11
*City does not own these buildings, but either rents or has co-op use of the facility.
** Available for rental during the theater’s off season.

Maplewood Home LA Nickell Clubhouse
Other Park Indoor Buildings
Type Location / Facility Name(s) Number of
Facilities
Concession Buildings Atkins Park, American Legion Park
Cosmo Park: Soccer, Rainbow Softball Center, Antimi Sports Complex 
(See also “Pool Bathhouses.”)
5
Golf Clubhouses LA Nickell and Lake of the Woods 2
Historic Buildings Nifong Park: Carriage House, Servants’ Quarters, Pump House, Animal Barn, Implement Shed, Easley Country Store*, Shotgun House*, Ryland Victorian House*, Pop Collins Cabin 9
Museums Nifong Park: Walters-Boone County Historical Museum*, Maplewood Home, River Horse Pavilion” 3
Pool Bathhouses Douglass, Twin Lakes, Albert-Oakland, and Lake of the Woods Pools 4
Restrooms
(stand alone)
Albert-Oakland, Cosmo Burford/Dexheimer, Cosmo Nickell/Lamb, Cosmo-Bethel, Douglass, Fairview, Garth Nature Area, Grindstone Nature Area, Indian Hills, Lake of the Woods Golf Course, MKT Forum, MKT Scott, Nifong, Philips, Rock Quarry, Shepard, Twin Lakes, Stephens Lake (3), Waters-Moss 21
TOTAL OTHER PARK INDOOR BUILDINGS 44