Parks and Playgrounds 


Little Mates Cove

2500 Chapel Hill Rd.
Columbia   |  
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PUBLIC PARK This popular pirate-themed children’s water play area features slides, sprinklers, water cannons and waterfalls. This outdoor aquatic facility is located...  MORE »

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Shelter Gardens

1817 W. Broadway
Columbia   |  
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Just beyond the beautiful stone-and-wrought-iron gates are five acres containing over 300 varieties of trees and shrubs and more than 15,000 annuals...  MORE »

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Stephens Lake Park

2001 E. Broadway
Columbia   |  
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PUBLIC PARK with free spraygrounds and swimming in the lake. Stephens Lake Park is the crown jewel of Columbia’s park system and...  MORE »

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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

5901 S. Highway 163
Columbia   |  
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Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment...  MORE »

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Cosmo-Bethel Park

4500 Bethel St.
Columbia   |  
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Activity Areas Horseshoe Pits Playgrounds Tennis Courts Volleyball Courts Fields – Practice Baseball/Softball Lakes Fishing Lake Outdoors Picnic Areas...  MORE »

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Flat Branch Park

400 Locust St.
Columbia   |  
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PUBLIC PARK - includes free spraygrounds. Flat Branch Park is located in downtown Columbia. The park runs along Flat Branch Creek and...  MORE »

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Pinnacles Youth Park

Pinnacles Rd.
Columbia   |  
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About 250 million years ago Boone County was covered by a shallow sea. This sea teemed with life and the fossilized remains...  MORE »

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Bear Creek Trail

Cosmo Park to Albert-Oakland Park
Columbia   |  
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The Bear Creek Trail is located in northern Columbia and links two of the city's most popular large parks, the 533-acre Columbia...  MORE »

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Capen Park

1600 Capen Park Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Rock climbers enjoy the bluffs and scenic overlooks at this park....  MORE »

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Albert Oakland Park

1900 Blue Ridge Rd.
Columbia   |  
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PUBLIC POOL - Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center is Columbia’s largest outdoor municipal pool. It has...  MORE »

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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden

800 W. Stadium Blvd.
Columbia   |  
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Runge Nature Center

330 Commerce Dr.
Jefferson City   |  
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Runge Conservation Nature Center is located on 97 acres in the heart of central Missouri. Come discover and enjoy the wonders of Missouri’s habitats...  MORE »

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Bear Creek Park

1402 Elleta Blvd.
Columbia   |  
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Sky Zone Columbia

1201 American Parkway
Columbia   |  
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Jump into Sky Zone- the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court....  MORE »

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Pine Ridge Recreation Area

Route Y, 7 miles east of Ashland
Ashland   |  
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This area is located in a pine forest and provides a campground and picnic area while serving as a trailhead to the...  MORE »

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Columbia MKT Trail

The MKT is Columbia's premiere trail. It ranked second in the nation for "Best Urban Trail" in the 2016 USA Today's 10...  MORE »

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Lange Park

2011 Smiley Ln.
Columbia   |  
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Three Creeks Conservation Area

Deer Park Rd
Columbia   |  
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Three Creeks Conservation Area is in Boone County (halfway between Columbia and Ashland). The area takes its name from the three creeks...  MORE »

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Louisville Park

806 Louisville Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Lions-Stephens Park

104 N. William St.
Columbia   |  
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Park Amenities Activity Areas Playgrounds Hammock Village 3 posts (triangle) – will hold 3 hammocks (bring your own) Picnic Areas Non-reservable shelter Lions-Stephens Shelter Trails Lions-Stephens Park Trail Exercise Station...  MORE »

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Downtown Optimist Park

100 East Forest Ave.
Columbia   |  
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American Legion Park

602 South Legion Ln.
Columbia   |  
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Norma Sutherland Smith Park

3350 Waco Rd
Columbia   |  
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North Columbia park with playground, skate park, fishing lake and more...  MORE »

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Longview Park

4980 Gillespie Bridge Rd.
Columbia   |  
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Dublin Park

4101 Dublin Ave.
Columbia   |  
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Eastport Park

5620 Murfreesboro Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Atkins Park

5220 N. Oakland Gravel Rd
Columbia   |  
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McKee Street Park

1900 McKee St.
Columbia   |  
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Twin Lakes Recreation Area

2500 Chapel Hill Rd.
Columbia   |  
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Park Amenities Activity Areas Playgrounds (1) Aquatics opens in a new windowLittle Mates Cove Dog – Leash Free Area Lakesacc Fishing lake and dock (18.8 acres) Non-motorized boating, no boat...  MORE »

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Fairview Park

1001 Fairview Rd.
Columbia   |  
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Auburn Hills Park

5101 Derby Ridge Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Valleyview Park

2210 Garden Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Nifong Park

2900 E. Nifong Blvd.
Columbia   |  
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Nifong Park is known for its historical properties. It is home to the Boone County History & Culture Center, the historical...  MORE »

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Westwinds Park

1132 Westwinds Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Kiwanis Park

926 College Park Dr.
Columbia   |  
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City of Columbia park with nature trails and picnic area. Playgrounds and basketball courts are available at the adjacent Russell Blvd....  MORE »

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Oakwood Hills Park

2421 Lynnwood Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Forum Nature Area

2701 Forum Blvd.
Columbia   |  
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Woodridge Park

3532 Berrywood Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Woodridge Park features a premiere, inclusive playground especially designed for those with developmental and physical disabilities, while still serving able-bodied children. The...  MORE »

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Old 63 Roadside Park

1001 Old 63 South
Columbia   |  
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Garth Nature Area

2799 N. Garth Ave.
Columbia   |  
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Worley Street Park

503 W. Worley
Columbia   |  
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Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary

3300 Rollins Rd.
Columbia   |  
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The Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary is a unique, 89.5-acre park dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and history of Columbia and providing...  MORE »

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Smiley Lane Park

400 W. Smiley Ln.
Columbia   |  
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Paquin Park

212 Waugh St.
Columbia   |  
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Again Street Park

1200 Again St.
Columbia   |  
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Grasslands Park

21 East Clarkson Rd.
Columbia   |  
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Arrow Rock State Historic Site

39521 Visitor Center Dr
Arrow Rock   |  
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The Missouri State Parks system is composed of 85 parks and historic sites managed by the Dept. of Natural Resources for the...  MORE »

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Field Park

900 Rangeline St.
Columbia   |  
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City of Columbia park with picnic area and outdoor classroom....  MORE »

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Brown Station Park

3505 Mary Jane Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Katy Trail State Park

Welcome to Katy Trail State Park, the longest developed rail-trail in the country. Katy Trail State Park attracts people of all ages...  MORE »

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Parkade Park

2200 Bear Creek Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center

120 Binder St.
Jefferson City   |  
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Grindstone Nature Area

2011 Old Hwy. 63 South
Columbia   |  
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Douglass Park and Pool

400 N. Providence Rd.
Columbia   |  
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PUBLIC POOL - Open from Memorial Day to Mid-August. Park includes spraygrounds, public pool with waterslide, playground, basketball courts....  MORE »

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Hinkson Creek Trail

Columbia   |  
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The Hinkson Creek Trail project is the result of a unique partnership between the City of Columbia and the University of Missouri....  MORE »

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A. Perry Philips Park

5050 Bristol Lake Parkway
Columbia   |  
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Ellis- Porter/Riverside Pool

320 Ellis-Porter Dr.
Jefferson City   |  
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Mizzou Botanic Garden

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia   |  
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The mission of the Mizzou Botanic Garden is to support the University of Missouri in the areas of education, research, extension, and...  MORE »

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Cascades Park

6900 Sinclair Rd.
Columbia   |  
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Proctor Park

411 Proctor Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Finger Lakes State Park

1505 E. Peabody Rd.
Columbia   |  
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The roar of ATVs and off-road motorcycles combines with the peacefulness of rolling hills at Finger Lakes State Park, one of two...  MORE »

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Highpointe Park

801 Huntridge Dr.
Columbia   |  
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South Providence Trail

Columbia   |  
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Turkey Farm Lake

St. Charles Rd.
Columbia   |  
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This 12-acre fishing lake is walk-in access only....  MORE »

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Rock Bridge High School Tennis Courts

4303 South Providence Rd.
Columbia   |  
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Clary Shy Community Park

1701 W. Ash St.
Columbia   |  
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Rock Quarry Park

2002 Grindstone Parkway
Columbia   |  
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This community park has a reservable shelter, playground, tennis courts with pickleball lines, baseball and soccer practice fields, sand volleyball courts, and...  MORE »

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Indian Hills Park

5009 Aztec Blvd.
Columbia   |  
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Park Amenities Activity Areas Basketball Court (1 court, full) Disc Golf Courses (18-hole) Playgrounds (3) Volleyball Courts (1) Dog – Leash Free Area Fields – Practice Baseball/Softball (1) Outdoors Picnic Areas Mini-Shelter/Picnic Area...  MORE »

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Cliff Drive Park

1819 Cliff Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Booneslick State Historic Site

Hwy 187
Arrow Rock   |  
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Jefferson Landing

201 W. Capitol
Jefferson City   |  
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Rothwell Park

309 Rothwell Dr.
Columbia   |  
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Hominy Creek Trail

Columbia   |  
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Hominy Creek Trail begins at the east end of Green Valley Drive and routes to the north of The Links apartment complex...  MORE »

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Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area (Cosmo Park)

1615 Business Loop 70 West
Columbia   |  
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Cosmo Park is Columbia’s largest municipal park, one of two regional parks in the park system. It is host to the...  MORE »

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Smithton Park

3501 W. Worley
Columbia   |  
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Shepard Boulevard Park

2717 Shepard Boulevard
Columbia   |  
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Lake of the Woods Recreation Area

6700 St. Charles Rd.
Columbia   |  
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PUBLIC POOL. This outdoor municipal pool on the east side of Columbia is surrounded by the beautiful Lake of the Woods Golf...  MORE »

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Wilson Park

601 Rockhill Rd.
Columbia   |  
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City of Columbia park with trail and picnic area....  MORE »

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The Loop Pop-up Park

807 Business Loop 70 W
Columbia   |  
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The Loop Pop-Up Park is a brand new community space on Business Loop 70 W. The Space is free to reserve for...  MORE »

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