Community Center Open House

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COLUMBIA - Columbia Parks and Recreation will hold an open house for the Hillcrest Community Center and the Moss Building Thursday afternoon. 

The building belonged to the Missouri Department of Conservation, but after a land swap, the city took over the property. 

The city will start renting the building out to residents on October 1st. 

The building will host a variety of Parks and Recreation sponsored programs.

Columbia's Life Enrichment classes, 50-Plus Program, preschool programs and Osher Lifelong Learning classes have all moved from the Stephens Lake Activity Center.

Columbia Parks and Recreation said it also plans to build an outdoor park featuring a playground, shelter and restrooms.

The open house on Thursday runs from 4 p.m. till 6 p.m. An official dedication will start at 4:30 p.m.