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Parks and Recreation Department Moves into Phase IV and V Re-Opening Plan Effective May 3, 202

By March 18, 2021News

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:  Friday close at 8pm

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 10am- 6pm

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
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