Parks, recreational opportunities, special events and activities are abundant in and around Columbia. You can find walking trails, pavilions, picnic areas, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, tennis, volleyball & basketball courts, as well as football, soccer, softball and baseball fields at our parks. Seasonal special events are an excellent way to get out with family and friends and connect with our community. We are also in close proximity to other great activities, events and venues.
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 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.