We built a park!

Remember this vacant lot?   Neither do we because this is what it looks like now! Over 100 volunteers gathered on the Business Loop this past Saturday to help build a park on a vacant lot owned by Boone Electric Cooperative. Volunteers built tables, painted shipping containers, laid astroturf, strung […]

Arbor Day Tree Give Away

Join the City of Columbia TreeKeeper volunteers and Parks & Recreation Forestry staff for their annual Arbor Day Tree Give Away! Trees will be given away starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Columbia Farmer’s Market, Parkade Plaza location. The trees are bare root seedlings. The trees […]

Join us for a Makers Town Hall

You’re invited to participate in a special community town hall on the evening of March 12 at Parkade Plaza, 601 Business Loop 70 West, Rm. 241. The Loop CID is partnering with REDI on a new initiative to strengthen the Business Loop, reinvest in our spaces, and support more small-scale […]

Neighborhood Park Fun Day

Join us on October 10 at Downtown Optimist Park for a Neighborhood Park Fun Day! Set aside an evening for fun and get to know your neighbors. Variety of activities and games provided, bring a picnic, blanket and lawn chairs! Block parties will feature additional entertainment and a job fair. […]

Final Family Fun Fest of 2018

“Creative Kids” will be the theme of the last Family Fun Fest of 2018. Columbia Parks and Recreation is partnering with the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs to hold the free event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 W. Don’t […]

Family Fun Fests!

Have some fun at Cosmo Park on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, May through September. Entertainment for the entire family that includes music, food trucks, live performances, art activities, hands-on learning, face painting, balloon art, and fun for all. Food Vendors: Kona Ice, StreetDogs […]

Movies in the Park

The live action remake of Beauty and the Beast will be shown on Friday, June 8 at 8:45 p.m. at Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 W, near Nickell Shelter. Columbia Parks and Recreation coordinates the Movies in the Park series, showing family-friendly movies monthly on a giant inflatable screen. Viewers should […]

Small Business Expo 2017

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual Small Business Exposition comes to Parkade Plaza on October 11. Tour dynamic displays featuring local small businesses with 25 or fewer full-time employees. This event will be promoted via newspaper, radio and social media. It’s a great opportunity to get your business out […]

Neighborhood Park Fun Day

Columbia Parks and Recreation is planning a series of events, Neighborhood Park Fun Days, this fall. Neighborhood Park Fun Days are designed to bring together the residents who live in the area of the parks and provide recreational opportunities. Parks and Recreation staff will join with area organizations to provide […]

Celebrate the Eclipse at Cosmo Park

Join us at Columbia’s Cosmo Park for a family friendly weekend of fun, science,and frivolity. The City of Columbia is organizing a ton of family-friendly activities over the weekend including: A movie in the park! A bike trail ride to Albert Oakland Park! Educational opportunities to learn more about the […]