Columbia Parks & Recreation's Administration Office inside Earlewood Park

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 lifestyle. We continue to look for new ways to engage you and strive to give you the best that we have to offer. 

If you have any questions, you may contact our main office at 803-545-3100.


City of Columbia Residents Invited to Discover City Parks

Month-long celebration includes Passport Challenge

In recognition of Park & Recreation Month, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department invites you to discover the great things happening at your local parks and recreation centers.

During the month of July, citizens (employees, too!) are encouraged to explore various City parks through a citywide Passport Challenge. Participants can complete the passport by answering a series of questions related to the features or history of a park or facility.

Download the Passport to Columbia’s Parks HERE. The first 100 participants to complete a passport and submit it will earn a prize. All completed passports will be entered in a drawing for a Grand Prize. Only one entry per person will be accepted. 

Completed passports will be collected through Tuesday, July 31 at 5 p.m. Completed passports must be turned in to the department’s administration office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 1 via the department’s social media account @ColaSCParksRec on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Challenge participants must follow all park rules, including all posted park hours. 

Participants are encouraged to take a #parkselfie and share it with the department using the hashtags: #playexploregrow and #DiscoverJuly.

Summer Activity Guide 2018


The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has released its 2018 Summer Activity Guide, your source for upcoming events and programs in the City of Columbia. The Activity Guide serves as a valuable resource for planning your summer fun! 

VIEW ON ISSUU.COM (Best viewed in Google Chrome)



Columbia Parks & Recreation Department 

1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

P: 803-545-3100 | F: 803-343-8744

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