Passionate About Columbia SC
and the Moms Who Live Here

Guide to Columbia Area Outside Activities

a guide to columbia area outside activitiesColumbia and the surrounding areas are fortunate to have some of the best weather! Take part in these outdoor activities when the Midlands’ temperatures are at their finest.

Entertainment/Amusement:

Frankie’s Fun Park (Harbison)

 

Parks:

Children’s Garden (NorthEast)

Guignard Park (Cayce)

Harbison Greenways (Harbison)

Harbison State Forest (Harbison)

Hilton Recreation Area (Lake Murray)

Sesquincentennial State Park (NorthEast)

Saluda Shoals (Irmo)

 

Playgrounds:

Anna M Dixon Park (Downtown)

Ben Arnold Park (Downtown)

Caughman Road Park (Columbia)

Citadel Park (Forest Acres)

Corley Park (Lexington)

Crane Forest Park (Columbia)

Crooked Creek Park (Chapin)

Earlewood Park (Downtown)

Emily Douglas Park (Downtown)

Fairwold Park (Downtown)

Finlay Park (Downtown)

Forest Lake Park (Columbia)

Granby Garden Park (Cayce)

Heathwood Park (Forest Acres)

Hollywood Park (Downtown)

Irmo Community Park (Irmo)

Lorick Park (Columbia)

Mays Park (Downtown)

Melrose Park (Downtown)

Olympia Park (Downtown)

Pacific Park (Downtown)

Pinehurst Park (Columbia)

Rosewood Park (Rosewood/Downtown)

Roy Lynch Park (Downtown)

Seven Oaks Park (Irmo)

Sesquincentennial State Park (NorthEast)

Sharpe Road Park (Blythewood)

Sims Park (Downtown)

St Andrews Park (Irmo)

Trenholm Park (Downtown)

Virgina Hylton Park (Lexington)

Woodland Park (Columbia)

 

Festivals and Fairs:

South Carolina State Fair (Downtown)

 

Zoos/Farms/Nature Centers:

Berry Hill Farm (Lexington – open last week in June to first week of August)

Cottle Strawberry Farm (Hopkins – open in the Spring)

Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens (Columbia)

Carolina Children’s Garden (NorthEast)

 

Outdoor Movies (Updated Seasonally):

Monetta Drive-In Movie Theater

Movies in the Park at Riverfront Park

Movies in the Park at North Springs Park

Movie Night at City Roots

Movie Nights at Sesquicentennial State Park

Movies Under the Stars

ZOOvie Nights at Riverbanks Zoo

 

Waterparks:

Also, check out our list of splash of splash pads, spray pools and mist pads here.

Palmetto Falls (Ft. Jackson)

Saluda Shoals Splash Pad (Irmo/St. Andrews)

 Know of an indoor activity that isn’t listed?  Let us know!  Email the details to [email protected]

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