HITCHING LOT FARMERS’ MARKET
Operated through a partnership between the City of Columbus and Main Street Columbus and overseen by an advisory committee of faithful volunteers, the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market provides our community and visitors with locally-grown, seasonal produce, baked goods and local crafts.
The Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market, a Mississippi Certified Farmers’ Market, is open May through October each year. Please call our office for all Farmers’ Market details and updates.
The Columbus Riverwalk, located at Riverside Park in downtown Columbus, is one of the greatest assets Columbus offers. Located on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee River, it is not only used for exercise, but also as a venue for several special events throughout the year. Some of these events include the Market Street Festival 5K Run and Concert, Sounds of Summer, weddings, family reunions, community fundraisers and many more!
Throughout the building process, the vision for the Riverwalk was to enhance economic growth while attracting tourists and local citizens to this beautiful area. The Riverwalk is a place to exercise, have fun and utilize one of our most valuable resources – The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
Today, a lovely 2.1-mile paved and lit walking trail is used by hundreds daily. Complete with pavilions, mile markers, benches, picnic tables, trash cans, a covered stage, water fountains, pet stations and restrooms, The Riverwalk offers a beautiful setting full of history, nature and a view of the river to those of all ages.
Continued improvements and maintenance ensure that the Riverwalk will be an asset to our community for years to come!
To secure the Riverwalk for event usage, contact Rogena Bonner, Trotter Convention Center, 662.328.4164.
COLUMBUS SOCCER COMPLEX
The downtown, multi-use Columbus Soccer Complex spans 35 acres and is home to 10 soccer fields, which can be split into two dozen smaller fields, one of which can be used for soccer or football. The $5 million soccer complex, a collaborative effort between the City of Columbus and Lowndes County, opened in 2012 and has served as host to the Mississippi Soccer Association’s President’s Cup as well as numerous other tournaments.
The complex is managed by the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and is an amazing addition to downtown Columbus.
For further information on the Columbus Soccer Complex, visit their website at www.clra.net.