In 1985, Mr. Stanley Boxer proposed the donation of
3.06 acres to the City of Columbia, Parks & Recreation
Department. The land was acquired by the City of Columbia
in March 1986. The property is located north and northwest
of the Providence Plaza Shopping Center in the north
central part of the city. The majority of the site
features fairly rugged and steep terrain which is heavily
wooded. The property has approximately 500 feet of
stream frontage floodplain along Bear Creek. The land's
rugged terrain prohibits development of the park, so
it remains preserved green space that serves as a buffer
between Parkade Subdivision and a commercial area.
At the request of Mr. Stanley Boxer, the park was named
in memory of his deceased son, William I. Boxer.