Parks and Facilities


Anna Mae Dickerson Mini-Park

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Tucked away in the Lyon Street community, this small neighborhood park provides open space for a variety of outdoor games and activities. The park features a playground, 2 outdoor basketball courts as well as a picnic shelter.
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Arsenal Hill Center

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This neighborhood facility is in the heart of downtown Columbia, located across the street from Finlay Park. This facility is a wonderful location for small group meetings, banquets, birthday parties and other small events.
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Arts Center

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The Arts Center of the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation is located at 1928 Calhoun Street. It provides a place for artisans to have Open Studio time and also has classes for those wanting to learn or improve pottery skills. Additional classes in other mediums are also offered.
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Ben Arnold Center

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Ben Arnold community center has a gymnasium and meeting facilities. The play area features new equipment. The center offers a variety of programs, from jumping rope to basketball to ceramics.

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Bethel Bishop Center

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Access to this ball field is through the apartment complex located on Ripplemeyer Avenue.
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Boyd Plaza

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This urban recreational space, located in front of Columbia Museum of Art, is home to the City’s Seasonal Ice Skating Rink. Shoppers at the weekly Soda City Market often use the available seating here to enjoy food purchased at the market.
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Canal Front

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The beautiful renovation of this canal-front open space behind EdVenture Children’s Museum was completed in early 2013. Visitors to this lovely park can sit out on the well-manicured lawn space to enjoy the views of the water.
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Capital City Stadium

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Capital City Stadium, affectionately termed “The Cap,” is home to the Columbia Blowfish! All home games for this collegiate summer baseball team are held at The Cap and fans can buy tickets to watch them compete in the Coastal Plain League.
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Charles R. Drew Wellness Center

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The Charles R. Drew Wellness Center is a complete workout facility providing programs designed not only to get you active now, but to keep you active for many years to come.

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Coble Plaza at Riverfront Park

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Coble Plaza at Riverfront Park, named in honor of former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble, is an impressive new public access area between the Columbia Canal and EdVenture Children’s Museum.
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Columbia Tennis Center

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The newly renovated Columbia Tennis Center is at the heart of the action offering concentrated tennis activities for the entire family. The Tennis Center is open seven days a week, year round except for City of Columbia holidays.

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Doggie Park

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Doggie Park is a special open space just for dogs. Water is available as well as some plastic lawn furniture to chew on! It is for members only and requires a yearly registration fee of $36. For more information on this park and how to become a member, contact Tina Heckman at 783-8193.
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Drew Park

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Located behind Drew Wellness Center, Drew Park, with it’s large open green space, is host to several festivals and events throughout the year. Other park amenities include playgrounds, a splash pad, a walking track and an L.E.D. lighted fountain.
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E.B. Sessions Park

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This Park is a part of the Booker Washington Heights neighborhood. The park consists of .49 acres. It is primarily used by the parents that bring their youth to the playground area and nearby swings.
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Earlewood Park

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Located in the Earlewood neighborhood just north of downtown Columbia, Earlewood Park features a new Community Center, one-of-a-kind playground, amphitheater, disc golf course, baseball/kickball fields, basketball courts and tennis courts.

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Edisto Discovery Park

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This wonderful park is located off Rosewood Drive. Edisto Discovery Park features a concrete splash pad, outdoor basketball court, playground, and fossil dig area. The multi-purpose facility is a great place for community classes, meetings birthday celebrations, banquets and other events.
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Elmwood / Roy Lynch Park

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This lovely neighborhood park features a playground and a picnic shelter. It is enclosed in a brick and ironwork fence. 2 game tables with built in benches would be perfect for a game of checkers.

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Emily Douglas Park

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Emily Douglas Park is in the heart of Shandon. It is a bowl-shaped park; the many pine trees cast a lot of shade in the park. It has swings and three play sets. There is plenty of sand for digging and playing. There is a spray pool that is operated during the summer months.
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Fairwold Park

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A neighborhood park off of North Main Street, Fairwold Park is a small park with a playground area with slides, climbing structures, and swings, picnic tables and a drinking water fountain.

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Finlay Park

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One of the best known parks in the state of South Carolina, Finlay has hosted just about everything from festivals and political rallies to road races and Easter Sunrise services.

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Granby Park

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Granby Park, near the historic Granby, Whaley and Olympia Mill Villages, opened in 1998. It is the southernmost segment of the Three Rivers Greenway. Granby Park has wonderful views of the river from deeply shaded paths.

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Greenview Park and Pool

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Greenview Park is a multi sport complex that offers recreational amenities inside and outside of the park.

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Hampton Memorial Park

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Hampton Park is located in the Brandon Acres and Cedar Terrace communities located off Garners Ferry Road and West of Interstate I-77.

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Heathwood Park

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Heathwood Park is in the Heathwood neighborhood, on Abelia Rd. close to Beltline. Heathwood Park has a neighborhood center, tennis court, handball court, picnic shelter and a spray pool.

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Hollywood Park

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This charming little park welcomes you both coming and going. The park features a playground, picnic shelter, beautiful landscaping and a large grassy area.

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Hyatt Park

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Hyatt Park is across the street from the Eau Claire Town hall. Hyatt Park has grassy areas, picnic tables, a small stream, baseball diamonds, and a community center with a gymnasium.

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Isaac McClinton Park

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This neat little park, located in the South Edisto community, is used by the parents that bring their youth ages 2-5 years. The playground is placed in a sand-filled play area with lots of room for creative play.

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James E. Clyburn Golf Center

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The Clyburn Golf Center is a full-service golf practice facility and learning center located in downtown Columbia off of Harden Street.

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Katherine M. Bellfield Cultural Arts Center

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The Bellfield Center programs focus on the diverse cultures within our community with emphasis on education, recreational and cultural enrichment.

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Katy Park

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The Golden Acres Community is home to this park. It has a gazebo, access to water, electricity and two benches. The park acreage is .12 acres.
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Lester Bastes Park

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Lester Bates park is a long, narrow grassy field that runs along Wando Street. There are no amenities and very little landscaping. The Park acreage is 5.9 acres.
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Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park is right down the street from Hyatt Park. It is a natural wooded area with a community flower garden, but no other amenities. The Park acreage is 6.58 acres.
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Lorick Park

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Lorick Park has a neighborhood center, basketball courts, a baseball diamond, picnic shelters, and a water spray.

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Marshall Park

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This shady neighborhood park features a playground and a large wooded area with a well-worn walking path. The park is lit with streetlights. There are no bathrooms. There is no off-street parking. Total acreage is 10.2 acres in size.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

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This Park is located in the heart of the Five Points business district. It also is home to three communities that make up the Waverly Neighborhood of communities. The park has a base field and playground area for all ages.

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Maxcy Gregg Park

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This is a nice scenic city park with a creek, a formal garden, a labyrinth, and a few creekside walking paths. It is located near the University of South Carolina and Five Points.
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Mays Park

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Mays Park is in the Kilbourne Heights neighborhood on Trenholm Road, close to Beltline. Mays Park has a neighborhood center, a playground area with slides, climbing structures, and swings, tennis court, baseball diamond, picnic shelter and a spray pool.
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Melrose Park

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This lovely park is well hidden in a pleasant neighborhood of well-maintained older homes. It is a peaceful park that has been beautifully landscaped. It is enclosed by a metal and stone fence and landscape bushes.
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Memorial Park

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Memorial Park is a four-acre tract of land in the Congaree Vista between Main Street and the river. The property is bordered by Hampton, Gadsden, Washington and Wayne Streets and is one block south of Finlay Park.

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NoMa Bark Park

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Located along North Main Street in Earlewood Park, NoMa Bark Park has easy access from surrounding neighborhoods and provides opportunities to play and socialize for dogs and owners alike.

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Owens Field Park

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This park, next to Owens Field Airport in downtown Columbia, is home to a 15,000 square-foot outdoor skate park. The park features a street plaza, stairs, metal plated rails, and “pool” bowls ranging in depth from 4-to-12 feet.

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Pacific Park

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This little park in the Granby Village area has a neighborhood center, baseball diamond, and outdoor basketball court, playground, and spray pool. Everything is nicely kept up. The small picnic tables in front of the neighborhood center make great game tables as well. Off-street parking is available.
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Pinehurst Park

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Pinehurst Park has a baseball diamond and a playground area. There is also a spray pool and a community center. Off-street parking is available as well as water fountains and restrooms in the community center. The community center offers a game room, gymnasium and use of computers with internet access.

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RA-Rock

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The main feature of the park, located in the Olympia community, is the oversize rock that displays the painting of an Egyptian. There are two benches at this location. The total acreage of this park is .3 acres.
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Realtors Park

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The park is located across the street from Maxcy Gregg Park. It is nestled in a busy business district near Five Points and the local University.

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Riverfront Park

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Riverfront Park opened in 1983 for recreational usage of the land where the original waterworks for the City of Columbia was situated.

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Rosewood Park

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This park has a paved trail for walking, skating, or bicycling. There are benches and trees and open fields for playing, as well as a small baseball diamond. There is a picnic shelter.

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Sims Park

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Sims Park has a spray pool, a neighborhood center, play area, and picnic shelter. There is also a basketball court. The playground is partially shaded and well maintained. There are bathrooms in the neighborhood center and there are water fountains.
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Southeast Park and Tennis Center

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The city’s newest and largest public outdoor tennis facility is South East Park and Tennis Center. The courts are shaded by thousands of trees that blanket the 62-acre park. Also featured are a picnic shelter with restrooms, additional walking trails, a playfield and 14 additional tennis courts.

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St. Anna’s Park

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This neighborhood park features a playground and 2 outdoor basketball courts as well as a picnic shelter. There is a grassy field and a spray pool.

T.S. Martin Park

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T.S. Martin Park has baseball fields, tennis courts, a playground and public restrooms.

Tyler Park

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Tyler Park is a long, narrow landscaped area that runs along Tyler Street. There are no amenities but some beautiful landscaping. Other parks nearby are Bates Park, Rosewood Park, Ben Arnold Park and Valencia Park. Tyler Park is 2.47 acres in size.
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Valencia Park

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This 2-acre park is a youth baseball field with a full size concession building. Beyond the fenced-in field is additional green space for kids to play. A playground apparatus is also located beyond the ball field.
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Woodland Park

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Woodland Park has tennis courts, picnic tables, a baseball diamond, a playground and a community center.

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