The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing the citizens of Columbia with welcoming and scenic parks, exciting and engaging recreational programming, and memorable special events. Our parks are thoughtfully maintained and offer a great number of recreational activities. Our recreation centers are open regularly and our friendly staff members are always ready to greet you. Our programming is designed to engage adults, children, seniors, and families. Whether you're looking to enjoy one of the shelters and play a few rounds of disc golf at Woodland Park, take in a softball game or two at Ridley Sports Complex, or looking to get into shape with any one of our fitness programs at the Armory Recreation and Fitness Center - we've got you covered. It's easy to find something fun and exciting to do with the Parks and Recreation Department so come on down to your nearest park or recreation center and get involved!
Our Parks and Recreation Department features over 500 acres of beautiful city parks and greenways which feature numerous shelters, several tennis courts, gorgeous walking trails and natural areas, an outdoor pool, and many athletic fields. Whether it is one of our neighborhood parks or regional athletic facilities - we've got a place and space for you to enjoy. Using our website you can view upcoming programs and event flyers, get an in-depth look at any one of our facilities and their features, check out the latest departmental news, find our Facebook page, and make reservations at any one of our facilities. And if you need help finding anything, check out this map of our parks and greenways.
The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has moved to a fully online system. By creating an account, which is a one-time process, you gain immediate access to all available recreation programming, activities, rentals, and reservations. All payments and interactions are handled online and we are happy to assist your transition to this system.