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.


The revised re-opening plan for the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has been revised. We are postponing phase 4-5 of the re-opening plan due the COVID-19 disease activity report provided by DHEC. The state’s disease activity is currently categorized as “High” in all 46 counties.  

For more information, please click the link below to view UPDATED City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Re-opening Plan

City of Columbia Parks Reopening Plan (Revised Oct 2020).pdf



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

The City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards.

The Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards program 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 an elementary, middle or high school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

Applications are available online for download or at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, 1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201.

Applications must be returned by the following methods:

  • By mail to the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, Attn: Kevin Crawford II, 1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.
  • Submit completed application as a PDF file to [email protected].

MLK, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Award Application 2021.doc


 

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department 

1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

P: 803-545-3100 | F: 803-343-8744

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