Columbia strives to be a community
that welcomes diversity, respects the land
and fosters the growth of individuals. To sustain
that vision Columbia boasts a full complement
of services. There is a vibrant town center
featuring Lake Kittamaqundi, a promenade,
restaurants, a mall with a variety of shops, department
stores and a megaplex movie cinema. There are
quality recreational and childcare services, schools
that rank among the highest in the state,
and acres of parks, lakes, ponds and wooded pathways.
the breadth and variety of our services, what
makes Columbia truly special is an ongoing
commitment to the vision espoused by James
Rouse, our founding father. As he stated, "By
creating the image of the rational potential
of a city, we generate the power to carry it
forward. Without vision, there is no power."
At the Columbia Association, we consider ourselves
keepers of Columbia's vision.
In support of this vision, the
Columbia Association offers recreational, cultural
and community services including a welcome
center, an art center, a teen center, before and
after school care, summer camps, free summer lakefront
concerts, an archive, a volunteer center, an
exchange program with our sister cities in France
and Spain, three fitness clubs, a roller rink,
an ice rink, a skateboard facility, two golf clubs,
three tennis clubs, 23 outdoor swimming pools
(including two Mini WaterParks), an indoor swim
center with a waterslide and a SportsPark with
miniature golf and batting cages. And that's just
the short list!
In addition, CA maintains more than 3,500 acres of open space as a permanent asset for residents. Neighborhood amenities include lakes, parks, tot lots, basketball and tennis courts and more than 93.5 miles of walking, jogging and biking pathways.
I invite you to enjoy the pages
of this website and see how CA's programs and
services can benefit you. If ever you have
a concern or a need, please email me to let
me know what you are thinking so that I can
We are your community association.
Together — with your input and commitment — we will keep Columbia the special community
that James Rouse envisioned.
President, Columbia Association
Public Information Guide
The Public Information Guide is an annual publication to help better inform you about the Columbia Association — how it operates, the way it is governed and the role of the Columbia Council Representatives, the CA Board of Directors, the Village Boards, the Village Community Associations and how you fit in. Click here to view the Public Information Guide.
CA Recorded Deed, Agreement & Declaration of Covenants
The Columbia Association, formerly
The Columbia Park and Recreation Association,
Inc., was formed in 1966, two years prior to
Columbia's inception to nurture Rouse's vision
and to represent the city's residents. Click
here to view the original Deed, Agreement and
Declaration of Covenants, Easements, Charges
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