The Columbia Comprehensive Plan is a multi-faceted project that is being done in within the city’s Urban Growth Boundary to try and plan for the expected growth in the near future. The plan is focused on both quantities and qualitative analysis of existing parks and recreation and create recommendations on how to city could improve their current system. Maps created using GIS are used to analyze where people live, work, learn, and play, as well reveal “hot spots” of demand. Connections between parks, community centers, and other facilities were also analyzed and ways to strengthen these connections. The City of Columbia already has a solid foundation of parks and recreation facilities, but strengthening these assets will be an integral part in the success of the city’s growth and promote valuable greenway and multi-modal connections.