Parks and Recreation Department moves into Phase IV and V Re-opening Plan Effective May 3, 2021

 In an effort to provide citizens with directions regarding re-opening, the City of Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department has announced that they will re-open their parks and amenities on May 3, 2021. The following outlines the plan to re-open parks and amenities for citizens to enjoy with restrictions. 

Community Centers: Greenview Park, Hyatt Park, Lorick Park, Pinehurst Park, ML King Park, Woodland Park, and Katheryn Bellfield Center 

  • Hours of Operations:   Monday – Thursday; 10am-9pm (Greenview and Hyatt Park) Monday – Thursday; 2pm- 9pm (Lorick, Pinehurst, MLK and Woodland Park:  Friday close at 8pm (All parks) Monday- Friday; 9am-8pm (Katheryn Bellfield Center) 

             Saturday:  10am-6pm 

                                            Sunday:   2pm-7pm  (MLK Park and Hyatt Park only)

Neighborhood Centers:   St. Anna’s Park, Melrose Park, Emily Douglas Park, Heathwood Park, Hampton Park, S. Edisto Park, Sims Park and Busby

  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 2pm- 6pm (All Neighborhood Centers) 

Drew Wellness Center: Re-Opens May 3, 2021

  • Members to bring their own towel until further notice.
  • No individual swim lessons.
  • Instructor fitness classes begin by May 17, 2021. 

Art Center:  

  • Hours of Operation: Monday -  Thursday 9am-9pm

          Friday 9am -5pm

          Saturday 10am - 5pm

Youth Baseball:  Modified youth baseball season to begin early May 

  • Ages-5 & 6 T-Ball
  • Ages- 7 & 8 Coaches Pitch
  • Clinics: Pitching mechanics, Batting, Fielding and Throwing
  • Ages 9 & 10 
  • Ages 11 & 12

Youth and Adult Summer Basketball leagues: Registration begins mid-April. League play starts the first week in June for youth and adults. 

For all athletics information, please contact 803-563-4300 or 803-545-3113

Facility Reservation: Facility reservations to go into effect May 3, 2021. Modified occupancy will be followed according to Fire Marshall.

Summer Camp: Summer Camp will be postponed in the best interest of health and safety of our children at this time. 

Pool Season:  All outdoor pools open Memorial Day weekend.  (May 29, 2021)

  • Drew Splash Pad, Maxcy Gregg Pool and Greenview Pool
  • No individual swim lessons   

Summer Concerts: Summer Concerts and Movies in the Park postponed until further notice in the best interest of health and safety of the public.


Specialty Camps:  Golf Center and Columbia Tennis Center will remain as scheduled

Greenways:    Remain open as already scheduled

Parks and Recreation guidelines to facilities re-opening: 

  • Required to wear masks when interacting with the City of Columbia Parks & Recreations staff
  • Maintain Social Distancing of 6ft. at all times
  • Citizen visitation to park facilities will be limited based on our ability to maintain social distancing requirements
  • Park staff reserves the right to disband gatherings and/or solicit support from local law enforcement as needed


 The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for children ages 5-17 that are designed to be meaningful and fun, at little to no cost. These programs are held at various times throughout the year and present opportunities for youth to learn something new, serve their communities, refine their skills or network with their peers.  


Columbia Parks & Recreation Department 

1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

P: 803-545-3100 | F: 803-343-8744

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