Wide-open spaces, walking trails, and bike paths abound, from Woodruff Riverfront Park, complete with a splash pad and interactive playground, to Standing Boy Creek Wildlife Management Area, offering 1,580-acres of hiking, hunting, and wildlife viewing on the shore of Lake Oliver. Standing Boy Creek is also home to 25 miles of first-class mountain biking trails.
Discover over 50 parks to explore: Columbus Botanical Garden, Heritage Park, Dinglewood Park, the 40-Acre Weracoba Park, Cooper Creek, Carver Park, 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge, Oxbow Meadows and Flat-Rock Park with its scenic waterfall and rock bridge to name just a few. In Phenix City, Idle Hour Park is a popular destination for a little rest and relaxation overlooking Moon Lake. And, active and retired military families alike enjoy Uchee Creek Campground and Marina as a perfect spot for some rest and relaxation.
In April 2018, the first phase of the Dragonfly Trail opened to bikers, walkers, and runners. After completion, the Dragonfly network of greenway trails will total 60 miles, including the RiverWalk and Fall Line Trace.
Phenix City Artpark
Art lovers will enjoy the Phenix City Artpark — the first of its kind in the area with a variety of fun interactive art installations. Local artists help to create the attractions, and it has quickly become an environment where artists and the community can come together to celebrate art.
RushSouth Whitewater Park
RushSouth Whitewater Park is another jewel in Columbus’ crown, named one of the Top 12 Man-Made Adventures in the World. This premier whitewater park boasts the world's longest urban whitewater course with whitewater rafting, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and Orvis® guided fly fishing.
Surrounding the park are 20 scenic miles of riverwalk for strolling, jogging and cycling, and an 18-hole PDGA disc golf course. High above the river, you’ll find the only dual zip lines that connect two states and a 10-obstacle multi-level aerial adventure to challenge young and old.
We love our dogs and host pet-friendly events throughout the year, including Georgia Week for the Animals in late November/early December. Many of our cafes and restaurants are dog-friendly and always happy to see Fido. There are also off-leash dog parks where they can enjoy running and playing with their furry friends.