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Parks and Recreation

Recreational options and a boatload of fun abound in Columbus, MS! Sunny in weather as well as disposition, our community allows you and your family to bask in a year-round temperate climate and jump into non-stop recreational delight. Discover our regional options for recreation below: 

Click here to view the Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority website to see full details of each park and the features offered by each. 

Below are a few highlighted park and recreational activities that help make Columbus such a wonderful, fun place for all:

Lake Lowndes State Park signLake Lowndes

Lake Lowndes offers complete recreational facilities for individuals, families, and groups. Located on beautiful 150-acre Lake Lowndes, the park offers unlimited opportunities for picnicking, fishing, and camping, as well as complete facilities for football, soccer, softball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, disc golf, and other organized sports. Mississippi University for Women (the "W") and Mississippi State University (MSU) are just a short drive to the west, making Lake Lowndes State Park the perfect place to stay during a football weekend at MSU or while visiting either campus.
Click here to learn more about Lake Lowndes

hand placing gold ball on tee next to gold club
Lion Hills Golf Course
Elm Lake Golf Course

The Riverwalk
The Columbus Riverwalk is a 4.2 mile trail that travels partly along the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway with beautiful Mississippi natural scenery. 
Riverwalk sign  people biking under bridge on path
Click here to read more about the Columbus Riverwalk

Propst Park
Propst Park has a wide range of activities for you and your children—even your furry ones!—to participate in. Below are some features:

  • Baseball and Softball Fields
  • Water Spray Park
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Tennis Courts
  • Bark Park (for small and large dogs)
  • Skateboard Park
  • Playground Area
  • Picnic Tables and Grills

Soccer Complex

  • 10 Soccer fields
  • Football fields
  • Bark Park (for small and large dogs)

Click here to read more about the Soccerplex
Click here to find out how to register to play

Other parks in the Golden Triangle:
Starkville Parks and Recreation
West Point Recreation Department