Mike Griggs

Columbia Parks to Continue Additional Funding

Nov 4, 2015

After a single issue faced voters last night at the polls, the Parks and Recreation Department of Columbia will continue to receive additional funding from the city’s sales tax.

Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary opens to city

Apr 23, 2014
Stephanie Kawula / KBIA

Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary officially opened to the public Tuesday—just in time to celebrate Earth Day.

Located in the middle of the city, just five miles west of downtown, this park is designed to create a new experience for residents. Its paved paths accommodate large numbers of visitors while the prairies provide the open sanctuary feel.

Mike Griggs, Director of Parks and Recreation, said that having the nature sanctuary dedication on Earth Day was a perfect fit.

Long-time Columbia activist dies at age 69

Feb 10, 2014
Scarlett Robertson / KBIA

Columbia says goodbye to longtime activist Wynna Faye Elbert.