The musk of fresh pine. The tussle
of a crisp breeze. The perfume of sweet flowers.
The warmth of the sun. The hush of fallen snow.
Experiencing the beauty of nature is a feast
for the senses. Columbia's vast open spaces
— lakes, parks and pathways — are
a great way to enjoy the great outdoors.
In keeping with the vision that Columbia be a
beautiful environment for its residents and infuse
nature into the lives of all who visit and live
here, the Columbia Association maintains more
than 3,500 acres of open space, including 268
footbridges, 170 tot lots, the 40-acre Symphony
Woods, 40 ponds and lakes, and natural open space
areas, interlaced by more than 93.5 miles of pathways
for walking, biking and jogging.
Together with plazas, picnic areas,
public areas, tennis courts and two par course
fitness trails, Columbia's inviting outdoor
spaces are calling your name. The Columbia
Association offers a pathway map — available
from your Village Association or the Welcome Center
for a small fee.
Download electronic version of pathways map
The Columbia Association Open
Space Management team plans, develops, manages
and maintains Columbia's impressive green spaces.
In addition, each village has an Open Space
Committee, made up of community volunteers, who
assist CA in managing the appearance of the village's
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