Parks, recreation facilities 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.  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.