15+ Best Parks and Playgrounds Near Columbia, SC

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Are you looking for fun parks or playgrounds near Columbia, SC? If you’re looking for the best places to play outdoors in or near Columbia, you’ve come to the right place. Our list includes parks with playgrounds, walking trails and hiking tails, nature parks, art parks, splash pads, parks with picnic areas and picnic shelters, and a whole lot more about our favorite places to play!

The best playgrounds and parks in Columbia, SC

There are so many options when it comes to parks and playgrounds. We have reviewed some of our absolute favorite places to play, but we also have lots more coming soon!

Great Parks and Playgrounds Around Columbia, SC

Looking for playgrounds in or near Columbia where the kids can play? There are so many cool options in the Midlands! Pick one of these fun playgrounds and get playing outdoors!

Columbia’s Most Unique Parks and Outdoor Spaces

Have you visited Sesquicentennial State Park?

With a beautiful little lake, playground, easy hiking, free splash pad, and cheap boat rentals, Sesquicentennial State Park is the ultimate fall family day kind of park! Pack a picnic and get going!

Sesqui State Park

Experience local art for free at West Columbia Interactive Art Park

What’s at the West Columbia Interactive Art Park? Kids and grown-ups will enjoy walking along the paths of this interactive art park in West Columbia. Play the drums, and enjoy the murals, sculptures, and time together. There are even some very family-friendly places to eat out in the park and nearby

Drums at the West Columbia Interactive Art Park
Drums at the West Columbia Interactive Art Park

Lake Murray

In the summer Lake Murray Public Park is the place to be for outdoor play in the water and sand. There’s also a great picnic area to enjoy the fresh air and lake view.

Lake Murray

Want to walk or hike?

These parks and trails near Columbia are perfect for a little hiking or getting out those bikes and strollers.

Three Rivers Greenway Trail

Three Rivers Greenway Trail in Columbia, SC

Parks with family hiking trails near Columbia, SC

Hiking in Columbia with kids

Looking for more of the best parks in Columbia?

Our coverage of parks and playgrounds is growing and we’ll have more on Columbia’s best playgrounds soon. But you’ll also find great information on the area’s outdoor places to play at websites for local town and city recreation departments.

Which park or playground in Columbia is your favorite?

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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