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Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area (Cosmo)

Cosmo Park is Columbia’s largest park, one of two regional parks in the park system. It is host to the annual Show-Me State Games as well as many soccer, football, lacrosse, softball, baseball, golf, mountain bike, and skateboard tournaments and events.

Park Facilities

533 Acres
9 Shelters

Antimi Sports Complex – 4 lighted fields – 250′ fences, 2 lighted fields – 200′ fences, 2 T-ball fields – 110′ fences
Cosmo Fitness Trail
Bear Creek Nature Area (leash-free area for dogs)
Cosmo Nature Trail (no bikes)
Columbia Skate Park
Bear Creek Trail Trailhead Access
2 – Fishing lakes (Nickell Lake and Antimi Lake)
4 – Football fields
2 – Football/Lacrosse fields
12 – Horseshoe pits (lighted)
L.A. Nickell Golf Course – 18 holes
L.A. Nickell Clubhouse
Off-leash area for dogs
Steinberg Playground 
2 – Playgrounds (1 at Rainbow Softball Complex, 1 near Nickell Shelter)
Rainbow Softball Center – 6 fields
Rhett’s Run Mountain Bike Trail
Remote Control Car Track
Roller Hockey Rink
19 – Soccer fields
8 – Tennis courts (lighted), also lined for age 10 and under
7 – Volleyball courts (6-sand, 1-grass)
6 – Restrooms (open April 15 to October 15; Nickell/Lamb restroom open year round)

Dogs have about 70 acres to run leash free in the Bear Creek Nature Area located on the north end of Cosmo Park. However, dog owners must keep their off-leash dogs away from the Bear Creek Trail and Rhett’s Run Mountain Bike Trail that also run through the property. Park users can access this nature area from Skate Park parking lot.