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Parks & RecreationBolm Schuhkraft Memorial Park
Recreation facilities and activities are abundant in and around Columbia.

Residents can enjoy several parks such as:
  • American Legion Park
  • Bolm-Schuhkraft Memorial City Park
  • Meadow Ridge Park
  • Municipal Park (Old Schoolhouse)
  • Turner Park (Metter Memorial Park)

Facilities at these parks include:Playground
  • Baseball/softball fields
  • Basketball fields
  • Football fields
  • Inline skating rink
  • Soccer fields
  • Tennis courts

Reservations may be made for these athletic areas - click here to print an application.

There are four pavilion areas at Bolm-Schuhkraft park that may be reserved:
  1. Centennial Pavilion
  2. Lions Pavilion
  3. Horseshoe Pavilion
  4. Playground Pavilion

Click here for a Pavilion Reservation Applications.

  • The parks contain walking trails, halls and pavilions, picnic areas, playgrounds and horseshoe pits.
  • The City also has two large areas in reserve for future parks use: Creekside Park (along Rueck Rd.) and a large parcel in the Admiral Trost development near Illinois Route 3.
  • Columbia has a number of playspaces open to use by the public--in fact, Columbia has been recognized as a Playful City USA.
  • Cyclists from both sides of the Mississippi River come to Columbia to begin their ride down Bluff Road and enjoy miles of the scenic American Bottoms.
  • Three large lakes and two recreational rivers are within 60 miles of Columbia.
  • Columbia is within 20 minutes of professional auto and horse racing.
  • Downtown St. Louis, 12 miles away, is home to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Rams football, and Blues hockey teams.
  • Day or night, people of all ages can be found enjoying the simple recreational pleasure of a walk along Columbia's historic Main Street.

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