HOME
LINKS
FAQ
Welcome to the
CITY OF COLUMBIA
 

Parks & Recreation

City of Columbia Accepting Nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards

 

The City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards. The Dream Keeper Award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated voluntarily by the nominee in support of his or her community and fellow citizens.

The nominee must be age 18 or younger and enrolled in school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

Winners will be announced at the City of Columbia’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street. Nominees must attend the celebration.

Applications are available for download or at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Application

Applications must be returned by the following methods:

  • In person at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.
  • By mail to the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, January 5, 2018.
  • Submit completed application as a PDF file to [email protected].

For more information, contact Shireese M. Bell at 803-545-3100 or [email protected], or visit www.columbiasc.net.  

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting the City of Columbia's Parks & Recreation Department 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 lifestyle.  We continue to look for new ways to engage you and strive to give you the best that we have to offer. 

 

Mission statement:
To change lives through a culture of transformational leadership, innovation and phenomenal customer service.

 

Core values:

Our department’s guiding principles are:

  • Transformational leadership (trust, integrity, inspiration, and inclusion)
  • Innovation (continuous improvement, new way of doing old things)
  • Customer service (internal and external)
  • Fun/joy (memorable experiences)
  • Sustainability (environmental and financial)
  • Diversity

 

Vision statement:

To be the national leader in providing destination quality experiences for all

 

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

 

 

 

OUR PARK SYSTEM

PKREC finlay IMG

 

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


All city parks are open year-round from dawn to dusk. There are no entrance fees.

 

 

PARK DIRECTORY (Click to download PDF)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAY CONNECTED WITH US!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @ColaSCParksRec

 

Parks & Recreation Department | 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

P: 803-545-3100 | F: 803-343-8744

 
CITY
COUNCIL
 
FLOOD
RECOVERY
 
CUSTOMER
SERVICE
 
DOING BUSINESS
IN COLUMBIA
 
E-BILLS
 
EMPLOYMENT
 
CITY
CALENDAR
 
GRANT
STATUS
 
PUBLIC SAFETY/
ALERTS
 
CITY PR/
MEDIA
Official Website of the City of Columbia, South Carolina... © 2017 - All Rights Reserved.
Website Development - The InDesign Firm.