douglass park http://kbia.org en Columbia City Council approves renovation plan for Douglass Park http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-approves-renovation-plan-douglass-park <p>Columbia City Council members have approved phase one renovations for Douglass Park. The renovations include an outdoor amphitheater, more green space, a relocated parking lot, and a small shelter.</p><p>About 25 young people were at Monday's city council meeting to support the inclusion of a skate park in the initial phase one renovations.&nbsp; The city plans to build the skate park at a later date.</p><p>Christopher Bailey is owner of Parkside Skateshop. He spoke to the council during the public comment portion.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:37:42 +0000 Angela Pearson 44708 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council approves renovation plan for Douglass Park Columbia residents provide input on Douglass Park plans http://kbia.org/post/columbia-residents-provide-input-douglass-park-plans <p>Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department is considering two new projects for improvements to Douglass Park. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Romain Cluzel 42811 at http://kbia.org Columbia residents provide input on Douglass Park plans Six months after murders, community reflects on youth and violence http://kbia.org/post/six-months-after-murders-community-reflects-youth-and-violence <p>The murders of three Columbia, Mo. men last spring, two of whom were teenagers, sparked outrage from concerned residents and lead to an assessment of the effectiveness of at-risk youth crime prevention programs.</p><p>It’s been six months since the shootings, and the community has had time to heal and reflect on the meaning of this tragedy.</p><p>39 year-old Lamont Sargent was shot and killed in March, and within a month, two 17-year-old Columbia residents, DeAudre Johnson and Bryan Rankin were also murdered.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:18:51 +0000 Russell Chapin 21555 at http://kbia.org Douglass Park summer lunch program begins http://kbia.org/post/douglass-park-summer-lunch-program-begins <p>A program that provides free daily meals to children from low-income families &nbsp;is under way this week &nbsp;in Columbia.&nbsp;The Lunch in the Park program fills a need that arises when the school year ends.&nbsp;Many children who receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year may not have access to nutritious meals during the summer.</p><p>The program, a partnership between the Health Department and the Volunteer Action Center, can serve more than 100 kids each day.&nbsp;Lunch in the Park also provides entertainment and educational activities.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:00:29 +0000 Kelsey Kupferer 15791 at http://kbia.org Douglass Park summer lunch program begins