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Philips Park


Philips Park is just south of Columbia and is 140 acres, including a 40 acre lake, trail, and rain garden.


Park Facilities

140.02 acres
40-acre lake
2 – Single-table picnic shelters
1 – gravel walking trail (lake perimeter) – 1.44 mile
1 – ADA Fishing Dock, 36′ x 18′, covered
1 – ADA Boat Dock, 12′ x 24′
1 – Boat ramp
1 – ADA drinking fountain
1 – Bike rack
1 – Rain garden
Restrooms (warm weather only; portable toilet Oct 15-Apr 15)

Non-motorized boats and boats with electric/battery trolling motors can be used on the lake. The lake is managed under the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Community Assistance Program (CAP). Under this program, MDC stocks Philips Lake with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. MDC fishing regulations and limits apply. Check Columbia Parks and Recreation’s website for fishing limits.