Thank you for visiting the Parks & Recreation homepage. Whether you live in the City, are neighbors to us in the great State of South Carolina or are just visiting, we invite you to take advantage of the great services we provide, the beautiful parks we maintain and all the wonderful indoor and outdoor activities we offer, from golf and tennis to swimming and recreation league play.
We hope that you find the information on this site helpful as you make plans to move about the city, to get involved and to pursue an active, healthy life. We continue to look for new ways to engage you and strive to give you the best that we have to offer. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all those we serve through good stewardship of the city's natural and physical resources, through the presentment of safe and accessible facilities and through the operation of exemplary leisure services.
60 city parks and green spaces
600 acres of city-maintained park land
55 tennis courts
16 city pools, spray pads and ponds
9 city-maintained fountains
The Columbia Parks Foundation was formed by City Council for the purpose of promoting programs for City of Columbia Parks and Recreation related to enhancing and expanding the scope of educational and human development qualities. The Foundation fulfills this mission by encouraging and soliciting gifts and donations as well as through promoting volunteer efforts in support of the deparment's programs and activities. The Columbia Parks Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization.
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The City of Columbia is partnering with Richland One School District and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive, Monday, December 2, 2013 through Jauary 3, 2014.
We encourage you to make your donations of non-perishable food items at any of the following locations:
Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 1111 Parkside Drive (Earlewood Park)
Katheryn M. Bellfield-Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant Street
Emily Douglas Park, 2500 Wheat Street
Greenview Park, 6700 David Street
Hampton Park, 1117 Brandon Avenue
Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Raod
Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue
Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Avenue
M. L. King Park, 2300 Greene Street
Melrose Park, 1500 Fairview Street
Pinehurst Park, 2315 Pinehurst Road
St. Anna's Park, 1315 Liberty Hill Road
Sims Park, 1914 Wiley Street
Woodland Park, 5600 Olde Knight Parkway
Thank you for your support!