Columbia Parks and Recreation Department
Adapted Community Recreation
Columbia Parks and Recreation offers adapted recreation programs (Adapted Community Recreation), located at Stuart Parker Housing Development (formerly Paquin Tower), and is designed for individuals with special needs. The program is open to the community. Also offered, is Adapted Sports housed at the Activity and Recreation Center (ARC). If you wish to participate in any Parks and Recreation activity, yet feel you may need some special accommodation, please call the office.
The City of Columbia offers numerous sports to individuals with special needs. Competitions are through Special Olympics, however, competing is not required for participation. When you register, please be sure that your athlete has a current physical and release form. New participants must schedule a New Athlete Meeting prior to participation. To schedule a new athlete meeting, contact Jessica Sida.
Here are some of the happenings in October 2017:
To sign up for any of the activities located in Paquin Tower drop in ahead of time to sign up or call (573)554-7042
SCARY Movie Night
Come to the Paquin Lobby on Halloween to watch a classic horror flick at 6 pm. Popcorn will be provided.
Unofficial Paquin Movie Group
We're back!! The new, bigger and better T.V. is here! We'll be doing movie nights on Tuesdays at 6 pm.
Adapted Community Recreation Art Room
The art program is a walk-in program, and is open to the community. Participants are free to come and go as they please. The art instructor is usually available at 11 am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is a studio fee of $2.00 for scheduled crafts and to cover craft materials.