|Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area|
|Area||533 acres (2.16 km2)|
|Operated by||Columbia Parks and Recreation|
Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area, commonly referred to as Cosmo Park, is a city park in Columbia, Missouri. At 533 acres (2.16 km2), it is the largest park in Columbia. It is also the location of the annual Show-Me State Games.
The park is built on the location of the former Columbia Municipal Airport. The runways were rebuilt as parking lots, and the old layout of the airport can be seen in aerial imagery.
Activities in the park
L.A. Nickell Golf Course
Columbia Skate Park
Additional sports facilities available:
- Antimi Sports Complex - eight baseball/softball/tee-ball fields.
- Football fields - six
- Horseshoe pits - twelve
- Remote control car track
- Roller hockey rink
- Soccer fields - nineteen
- Tennis courts - eight
- Volleyball courts - six sand, one grass
Several trails wind through the park:
- Cosmo Nature Trail - (1.75 miles, dirt). This trail wanders through a heavily wooded nature area and wetlands.
- Bear Creek Trail - (4.8 miles, limestone gravel). This trail runs along Bear Creek and connects the park to the 75-acre (300,000 m2) Albert Oakland Park.
- Cosmo Fitness Trail - (1.25 Miles, asphalt). A hard surface trail open to walkers, bikers, and skaters (no motorized vehicles).
- Rhett's Run Mountain Bike Trail - (2.4 miles, dirt). A mountain bike course.