The summer heat is here to stay, and that mean it’s important to find places in town where you can beat the heat and have some fun in a pool. Luckily, Columbia has several places to cool off and relax. Whether it’s a public pool or sprayground, people of all ages are bound to enjoy themselves.
The Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center is Columbia’s largest outdoor municipal pool. With a play area for the kids and diving boards for the more adventurous, a great time will be had by all.
With a leisure pool, lazy river, vortex and more, the ARC Water Zone is an incredible indoor way to have fun this summer.
A double loop slide, climbing wall and spraygrounds are some of what you’ll find at the Douglass Family Aquatic Center. It’s a wonderful place to
Relaxation is close to home. Located on the east side of Columbia by the Lake of the Woods Golf Course, this pool offers slides lounge chairs and umbrellas.
This pirate-themed water play area features waterfalls, slides and sprinklers. You’re guaranteed to have fun in the sun.
The spraygrounds at Flat Branch Park sits in downtown Columbia and is free and open to the public. it’s a great pace to cool off and enjoy a beautiful park.
Part of the Douglass Family Aquatic Center, the spraygrounds play the role of the kiddie pool. It is perfectly suited for those looking to splash around this summer.
The beach is closer than you think. Stephens Lake Park offers a place to swim in the lake and soak up the sun by the spraygrounds.
Photos courtesy of the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department