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 […]

We’re Building a Park!

On Saturday, April 27 get ready for an old-fashioned barn raising as we build a park in a day! Boone Electric Cooperative is letting us transform a vacant lot into a pop-up park with the help of ForColumbia, a group of volunteers from 66 local churches, and donations from all over town. […]

Vacant Lot? More Like a Park in Waiting

One thing we heard loud and clear at our planning open house for The Loop was the desire for more public space. I heard Gertrude Stein paraphrased a number of times as people joked about the Business Loop: “There is no there there.” Public spaces are taken for granted in a downtown […]

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 […]

Family Fun Fest: Fitness is Fun!

Come by Cosmo Park tonight, Wednesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 pm for Family Fun Fest. It’s free entertainment for the whole family, including activities, music, hands-on learning, live entertainment, face painting, food trucks and more. Each month features a different theme and this month is a focus on […]

Neighborhood Park Fun Day on Sept. 14

Columbia Parks and Recreation is planning a series of events, Neighborhood Park Fun Days, this fall. On September 14, the Downtown Optimist Park just off The Loop at 100 E. Forest Ave will host one. Neighborhood Park Fun Days are designed to bring together the residents who live in the area […]