Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
Steinberg Playground is under renovation. The playground will be completely closed to the public beginning Monday, May 5, 2014 for a minimum of two weeks to install the first of several new features in the playground. This new area will be reopened to the public after completion and passing a safety inspection. Portions of the playground will be closed throughout the renovation project, which is expected to continue through summer 2014. Please watch children carefully near the construction area. Park staff will continue to update the construction progress here and through social media.
Dedicated on June 29, 1997, Steinberg Playground is the largest playground area in Columbia's park system, covering approximately 400 ft x 280 ft. Designed in-house by park planning staff, this unique playground includes three playstructures, an elevated deck and walkways that provide access to three slides, a tire climbing area, spring animals, sand play areas, swings, one 25' tube slide, two 30' tube slides, and other play features.
The playground project was funded by a donation from the Columbia Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club and the City's Capital Improvement Fund. The playground is officially named S.C. "Si" Steinberg Playground after Si Steinberg, who was a Charter Member of the Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club. A commemorative plaque has been placed at the playground.
At the time of the playground dedication, Si had been a Charter Member of the Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club for fifty years. Si was president of the Luncheon Club in 1949 and was instrumental in developing Cosmo Park. Si has been involved in the betterment of the community for over 50 years. Some of his activities and accomplishments during the years include: