Water Festival

7/18/2020 | Rock Bridge Memorial State Park | Columbia, MO

Recommended for ages 4 years and up. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Free. Registration is not necessary.

Several local organizations will have displays and activities for children and families to learn about and enjoy streams and water. This year, the location has been changed to the Gilbert Picnic Shelter in the park's picnic area and everyone is asked to social distance.

Guided hikes will be provided from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reserve your spot on a hike by calling in advance at 573-449-7402. The two hikes are the same, and both will feature two speakers: Virginia Trauth, who will speak about her ongoing erosion prevention research, and Lynne Hooper, Boone County’s urban hydrologist, who will speak about water quality research findings for local streams. Hikes will be on park trails, will be about 1 mile and will visit Little Bonne Femme Creek.

Activities: catch aquatic animals in the stream – nets and assistance provided – see a box turtle, see aquatic animals and see what strange things pollute our rivers.

This event is co-sponsored by Boone County Stormwater, Missouri Stream Teams, Missouri River Relief, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the park.

Click here to read the news release.

Event Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Event Location: Gilbert Picnic Shelter
5901 South Highway 163, Columbia, MO | (573) 449-7402

Associated activities

  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs