Columbia Parks and Recreation

Columbia Parks and Recreation

1 South 7th Street
Columbia
, MO 65201

HOURS: Mon. -Fri.: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CALL:  573-874-7460
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Upcoming Events by This Business

Food Trucks in the Park

Monthly on the First Wednesday

Drop by Stephens Lake Park, Cosmo Park or Cosmo-Bethel Park to grab dinner for the whole family! Masks are required while in line and ordering food. This month: Cosmo Park Eats & Treats Wrap It Up!...MORE »

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Heritage Day

Saturday, 5/8

The unofficial opening of Douglass Park for the summer! Activities include balloons and face painting, lawn games for kids and adults, live music and entertainment, free food and family fun....MORE »

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Movies in the Park - Night at the Museum

Saturday, 5/8

The Movies in the Park series is bigger and better than ever! Show up early for concessions, food trucks, and to grab a great seat. Movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen, so...MORE »

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Ready For Takeoff

Wednesday, 5/12

Do you like airplanes? Did you know that Cosmo Park used to be the old Columbia Municipal Airport? Come see us at Cosmo Park for some fun airplane themed crafts and activities...MORE »

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Mom and Sons Sports Challenge Obstacle Course

Wednesday, 5/12

Ages 6-14, $5 per team of two Ready for battle to see who is the best athlete in your family? Bring your mom or another mother figure in your life for an evening of...MORE »

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Family Night at LA NIckell Golf Course

Friday, 5/28

Join us each month this summer for fun activities and an opportunity to take part in our FREE golf clinics! Festivities begin with a hot dog dinner, then at 6 pm we’ll move to the driving...MORE »

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Art in the Park

Saturday, 6/5

Columbia Art League’s fine arts and fine crafts festival featuring artists from across the country plus strolling magicians, art installations and art-making activities. Free parking at Boone Medical Plaza plus free shuttle. Organized by the...MORE »

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Art in the Park

Sunday, 6/6

Columbia Art League’s fine arts and fine crafts festival featuring artists from across the country plus strolling magicians, art installations and art-making activities. Free parking at Boone Medical Plaza plus free shuttle. Organized by the...MORE »

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Father and Daughter Sports Challenge Obstacle Course

Wednesday, 6/9

Ages 6-14, $5 per team of two Ready for battle to see who is the best athlete in your family? Bring your dad or another father figure in your life for an evening of...MORE »

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Movies in the Park - Trolls World Tour

Friday, 6/11

The Movies in the Park series is bigger and better than ever! Show up early for concessions, food trucks, and to grab a great seat. Movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen, so...MORE »

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Bubble Bash

Tuesday, 6/15

It's a bubble blowout! Come make your own bubble want, blow lots of fun bubbles and make other bubble-related crafts. Pre-registration required, ages 2-5....MORE »

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Family Fun Fest

Wednesday, 6/16

Entertainment for the entire family will include music, food trucks, live performances, art activities, hands-on learning, face painting, balloon art, and fun for all! Columbia is turning 200 in 2021 and this party will have...MORE »

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Juneteenth Celebration Block Party

Saturday, 6/19

Join Parks & Recreation for a fun and free event. Activities include balloons and face painting, lawn games for kids and adults, live music and entertainment, free food, plus family fun. There will also...MORE »

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Outdoor Concert - Missouri Symphony Society

Sunday, 6/20

Join us at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater for an evening of music under the stars. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Free. Tonight's concert features the Missouri Symphony...MORE »

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Outdoor Concert - Columbia Community Band

Thursday, 7/8

Join us at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater for an evening of music under the stars. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Free. Tonight's concert features the Columbia Community...MORE »

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Family Night at LA NIckell Golf Course

Friday, 7/9

Join us each month this summer for fun activities and an opportunity to take part in our FREE golf clinics! Festivities begin with a hot dog dinner, then at 6 pm we’ll move to the driving...MORE »

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Movies in the Park - Spies in Disguise

Friday, 7/9

The Movies in the Park series is bigger and better than ever! Show up early for concessions, food trucks, and to grab a great seat. Movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen, so...MORE »

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Splat! Junior Obstacle Course Mud Run

Saturday, 7/10

The 8th annual Splat Jr. Obstacle Course brings a new and improved course and obstacles in 01b 7he 6plat challenge is for kids ages 4 - 15 years old. Depending on age, participants will complete a 1K (4-5...MORE »

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Lawn Chair Concert Series

Sunday, 7/18

Bring your lawn chair and blankets to the park and enjoy free concerts with great music....MORE »

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Family Fun Fest

Wednesday, 7/21

Entertainment for the entire family will include music, food trucks, live performances, art activities, hands-on learning, face painting, balloon art, and fun for all! July is Parks and Rec month, so join us in the...MORE »

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Family Night at LA NIckell Golf Course

Friday, 8/6

Join us each month this summer for fun activities and an opportunity to take part in our FREE golf clinics! Festivities begin with a hot dog dinner, then at 6 pm we’ll move to the driving...MORE »

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Movies in the Park - Onward

Friday, 8/13

The Movies in the Park series is bigger and better than ever! Show up early for concessions, food trucks, and to grab a great seat. Movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen, so...MORE »

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DJ In the Park

Saturday, 8/14

A variety of DJs will play something for all tastes, from hip hop to R&B to gospel....MORE »

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Coolin' Down with the Blues

Sunday, 8/15

Featuring local and regional talent in a mini-festival atmosphere! Activities provided for the kids and adults will enjoy jazz, R&B, and blues. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this free concert, which marks the unofficial...MORE »

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Family Fun Fest

Wednesday, 8/18

Entertainment for the entire family will include music, food trucks, live performances, art activities, hands-on learning, face painting, balloon art, and fun for all! Dust off your summer reading list for this new theme in...MORE »

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Indian Hills Block Party

Saturday, 8/21

Join Parks and Recreation for a fun and free event. Activities include balloons and face painting, lawn games for kids and adults, live music and entertainment, free food, plus family fun....MORE »

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Outdoor Concert - Darkroom Records Teen Band

Thursday, 9/2

Join us at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater for an evening of music under the stars. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Free. Tonight's concert features the Darkroom Records...MORE »

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Movies in the Park

Friday, 9/10

The Movies in the Park series is bigger and better than ever! Show up early for concessions, food trucks, and to grab a great seat. Movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen, so...MORE »

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Family Fun Fest

Wednesday, 9/15

Entertainment for the entire family will include music, food trucks, live performances, art activities, hands-on learning, face painting, balloon art, and fun for all! Let the kids show their creative and artistic side. Hands-on...MORE »

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