Welcome to the Pop-Up Park!

We’d like to welcome you to our new park! The Community Pop Up Park is open for informal gatherings during the week and no application is required–just come by with a sack lunch and some friends! We do ask users to remove their own trash and we want to remind […]

Bocce Courts now at Cosmo Park!

Columbia Parks and Recreation will host a grand opening ceremony for the new bocce courts at Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 West, on Wednesday, July 10 at 5:15 p.m. Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played games in the world and is […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]