Fallen Sequoia Returns

When the bridge over the tracks from Pier Park to Chimney Park was built, it was necessary to fall one of the Sequoias in Pier Park’s Sequoia grove to make way for the bridge. Much of the Sequoia went to build a nature playground at Westmoreland, but some slabs of the felled Sequoia were saved… Continue reading Fallen Sequoia Returns

Pickleball & Music at Pier

Come to Pier Park on Sunday afternoon and bring the family for a FREE day of Pickleball and Music. Sponsored by Friends of Pier Park, we are celebrating the Woodland Garden and Understory plantings installed in the last year as well as a belated Pier Park centennial celebration delayed by the pandemic. (Pier Park was… Continue reading Pickleball & Music at Pier

16 Annual Pier Park Pick-Up

Thank you to all of the beautiful volunteers who showed up on a lovely Earth Day, April 23, 2022, to work in Pier Park. This was the 16th Annual SOLVE Pier Park Pick-Up sponsored by Friends of Pier Park and Waterlink Web. Parks staff also turned out to haul away truckloads of limbs and invasive… Continue reading 16 Annual Pier Park Pick-Up

2022 Free Swim Lessons

Summer is almost here … which means it’s time to get back to Pier Pool! Pier Pool opens on June 22nd and will stay open until August 28th. See the 2022 Summer Swim Schedule on our Pool page. This summer make sure your kids learn how to swim. It can save their lives and gives… Continue reading 2022 Free Swim Lessons

Olmsted Parks Speaker Series

Invitation: In Person and Zoom Options Available Olmsted 2022: Good Parks Speaker Series Friends of Columbia Park is excited to bring you this series of presentations in celebration of the bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted and his legacy of landscape design and public parks – both across America and right here in Columbia Park.  The… Continue reading Olmsted Parks Speaker Series

Final Planting Day 2021

We Need Your Help Saturday Morning … Rain or Shine We are in our final push to finish up planting native plants at Pier Park. Thank you to adult volunteers and the kids at Sitton Grade School, over half of the plants we purchased through the three community grants are in the ground. That leaves… Continue reading Final Planting Day 2021