Upgrades Announced to Columbia's Parks and Rec Department

Oct 19, 2011

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department unveiled its new ten-year plan Tuesday during a public meeting at the Activity and Recreation Center.

By Michael Graves and Lee Banov (Columbia, Mo.)

Guests were encouraged to submit comments with additional changes to the planned upgrades, including extra park benches, new baseball and soccer fields and areas for popular non-traditional games like disc golf and pickleball.

Richard Perkins is an engineering aide for the Parks and Rec Department.  He said the plan will be responsive to new recreational gaming trends.

“We are just looking for input from other groups that may be interested in our new facilities. ”

Officials expect the upgrades will draw visitors to Columbia for sports tournaments and bring business to the city.