Columbia officials plan major renovations at numerous parks, after voters overwhelmingly approved a sales tax extension this month.
Columbia’s city council voted Monday Night to declare the results of the November 2 special election, which extends the one-eighth of one percent local park sales tax. There were 7,203 votes in favor, with 1,761 votes opposed. Voter turnout that day was 11 percent.
Columbia Parks and Recreation says renovations at Rock Quarry park, Rainbow Softball Center and numerous other parks are planned, along with four neighborhood parks and two nature centers.
Park officials say the sales tax extension will generate $31 million over ten years.