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Owens Field Park in Columbia, SC is Full of Exciting Attractions

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Have you ever been to Owens Field Park in Columbia, SC? If not, let us be the first to tell you, you’ve got to give it a try! Owens Field Park features an all-inclusive playground, a huge skatepark, a unique bicycle course, disc golf, ball fields, and more. Whether you’re planning an all-day outing or just need to pass the time for a few hours, you and your children will have a blast! 

Columbia, SC: Owens Field Park

Owens Field Park is one of the most unique parks in all of Columbia, SC! Located directly across from the Jim Hamilton airport, this park is packed FULL of great things to do. You could spend as much or as little time here as you’d like. Bring a ball, a lunch, bicycles, or whatever your kiddos are interested in as there is PLENTY of room for just about any outdoor activity. 

Zip lines Owens Field Park

What is There To Do at Owens Field Park?

There is no shortage of family-friendly attractions at Owens Field Park! They’ve got an all-inclusive playground, skate park, pump track, ball fields, and more! 

Skate Park

There is a large skatepark at Owens Field that is full of some super cool equipment! You will find stairs, metal rails, ramps, and even a “pool bowl”. The skate park is free and available for skateboards, in-line skates, and bicycles. Pads and helmets are required!   

The skate park at Owens Field Park in Columbia, SC

Pump Track Course

You’ll DEFINITELY want to load up your children’s bikes before your trip! The pump track is arguably one of the coolest features at Owens Field. You can often find it full of kiddos of all ages, biking levels, as well as a variety of bikes – balance bikes, training wheels, traditional bikes, etc. One lap around the track is about 0.2 miles. It is full of neat obstacles such as rolling hills, bridges, and wood roller corners. 

Pump track and bikes at Owens Field Park


There is also an all-inclusive playground at Owens Field! Children of all ages and abilities will love it here. The playspace features 2 zip lines, a saucer swing, musical instruments, slides, climbing apparatisies, and more! It even has padded turf! At our recent visit, my kids loved relaxing on the saucer swing and my 4-year-old couldn’t get enough of the ziplines. 

Playground at Owens Field Park

Disc Golf Course

Do you know about the 18-hole disc golf course at Owens Field? The course is well-marked and winds all throughout a large portion of the woods next to the soccer fields. The walkways along the course are manicured and on a day when there aren’t many people playing disc golf, it also doubles as a fantastic and easy walking trail. Because of the tree roots, I wouldn’t recommend it for strollers or bicycles, however for a quick nature walk it’s perfect! 

On our recent trip, my son had a fun time leading our family on a “bear hunt” along the course. Much to his disappointment, we didn’t come across any bears, but we did see a lot of other neat creatures! 

Disc golf course at Owens Field Park

More to Love at Owens Field

It’s hard to believe, but there are several other fun attractions at Owens Field: 

  • 12 Soccer Fields
  • Several Baseball Fields 
  • Outdoor Track 
  • Miracle League Field 
  • Free Little Library 

Owens Field Park 
1401 Jim Hamilton Boulevard 

What is your family’s favorite attraction at Owens Field Park?

Ideas for Everyone! Things to Do Outside: Columbia, SC

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Are you looking for things to do outside in Columbia, SC? The weather is finally gorgeous and you’re looking for spectacular things to do to enjoy this beautiful day. That sunshine and breezy fresh air is calling your name. Good news. You’re here on the Kidding Around Outdoor Guide to Columbia. And, what does that get you? Lots and lots of family-friendly ideas about how to enjoy a perfect day outside, plus all the information you need to know to make it happen.

So, what are you waiting for? Snatch up one of these ideas for things to do outside! Columbia, SC adventure waiting.

Things to Do Outside: Columbia, SC

Outdoor Things to Do in Columbia for Everyone

We have real ideas for families, by the way. You’ll find outdoor fun here for families with little kids, older kids, teens, couples, and ideas that fit every budget. Totally free ways to enjoy outdoor things to do in Columbia, SC? We have them.

This outdoor list is for everyone in Columbia, SC.

Parks and Playgrounds

Go for an hour or go a whole afternoon. Pack a picnic with some favorite snacks to really maximize the fun. Just don’t forget a hat and some suncreen!

The playground at Carraway Park in West Columbia
Carraway Park

Carraway Park: Great for kids of all ages in West Columbia, SC

Leo's Landing Playground in Columbia, SC at Saluda Shoals
Leo’s Landing

Leo’s Landing: Very large, inclusive playground at Saluda Shoals in Irmo, SC. ($5 per vehicle, or $55 per year)

Playground at Elmwood Roy Lynch Park in Columbia, SC
Elmwood Roy Lynch Park

Elmwood Roy Lynch Park: Splash pad, zipline, and playgrounds

Hiking in Columbia

You’ve got sneakers, water bottle and maybe some bug spray. You’ve filled up a backpack with trail mix and favorite snacks. You’re ready for some hiking in Columbia, SC. All you need now is the perfect trail and that’s where we come in.

Sesquicentennial State Park

Discover Sesquicentennial State Park! This is one of the South Carolina State Parks’ most unique parks. We love that this park has a splash pad for summer fun! Don’t forget you can purchase an annual membership to the state park system that will grant you entrance to all 47 South Carolina State Parks for a year.

Kayak rentals at Sesquicentennial State Park
  • Summertime splash pad
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Dog park
  • Playground

Sesquicentennial State Park
9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia SC 29223

Congaree National Park

Kayak, Canoe, and hike at Congaree National Park in Hopkins, SC. Take advantage of ranger-led programs like the Owl Prowl, explore an old-growth forest, and see native wildlife. It’s a unique national park you don’t want to miss!

Three Rivers Greenway trails in Columbia, SC

Three Rivers Greenway Trail: Paved trails to enjoy along the river. Free!

Harbison State Forest has a variety of trails, including an ADA-compliant trail!

Harbison State Forest, Columbia, SC

Sports Teams in Columbia

Root for the home team at these Columbia, SC sports teams.

Root for the home team!

Columbia’s local sports teams

Riverbanks Zoo

There’s so much to see at Riverbanks Zoo. You can spend the day checking out the bears, giraffes, penguins, sea lions, and more.

But River Banks zoo is also home to an arboretum and Waterfall Junction, which is a splash pad area and a playground. It’s a full day of fun in one spot.

Giraffe at Riverbanks Zoo
Waterfall Junction

Riverbanks Zoo
500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia

Eudora Farms

At Eudora Farms Wildlife Safari Drive-Thru you’ll be able to drive through fields of animals like llamas, camels, cattle, goats, antelope, ostriches, emu, and more. Food for the animals is available for purchase, which you can offer them as you drive along.

Zebra at Eudora Farms
Cows at Eudora Farm

Eudora Farms
219 Salem Lane, Salley SC

Petting Zoos Near Columbia

Farms in Columbia, SC to visit

Ride a pony or get lost in a maze, there’s fun to be found at these farms near Columbia, SC.

Enjoy the water- splash pads and more!

Where to splash and swim: Columbia, SC

Where can you enjoy the water in Columbia?

Here are 30+ places where you can swim and splash!

Lakes in Columbia, SC

Lake Murray Lexington ,SC

Lake Murray Public Park

Enjoy the beach area and swim with the kids at Lake Murray Park in Lexington, SC.

Dreher Island State Park sits on several islands in Lake Murray. From there you can access hiking and camping as well as all that Lake Murray has to offer.

  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Camping

Lake Monticello

Managed by SC DNR, Lake Monticello is available for fishing, boating, and swimming.

Love hanging out at the lake? Check out more Lakes in the Carolinas.


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