Columbia, South Carolina will be a site for the first and second rounds of the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena March 21-24, 2019. It’s the first time since 1970 that the tournament will be played in...
Our family has been on a journey for the past four months that I never ever would have dreamed we would be on. My daughter Zoe was diagnosed back in April with Wilms' tumor, a kidney cancer that mainly affects children....
Dear Moms, I hope that you are treating yourselves right. Sometimes it's difficult to remember that you are a separate entity from your family (well, it is for me anyway) and that it's absolutely ok to treat yourself to something...
Seven-year-old Edie Gilger greeted me with a smile and a confident handshake when we met. Her poise was befitting of our interview setting, the Sims-Stackhouse Mansion in downtown Columbia, SC. And as her family and I made our way...
As a mom of a little one with special needs, I know how stressful and confusing it can be to search for activities my child can safely participate in. Every small act that makes our lives just a little...
What says “Holiday Season” to you? Is it when the calendar hits November 1? Is it putting up your decorations? Is it your favorite coffee shop’s new festive cups? Whatever speaks to you, you can’t deny that here in the...
No matter what your situation is - stay-at-home mom, work from home mom, mom with a part-time job, mom with a full-time job, single mom, married mom - there are times when you simply need to sit at your...
It's that time of year again - time to watch the fireflies do their thing! I'm not talking about a trip to see the Columbia Fireflies baseball team. Before there was a baseball team, these real-life fireflies were lighting up...
We've all gone through tough times at some point in our lives. When those difficult circumstances arise, they can feel overwhelming. And, a lot of times, they can also make you feel alone and discouraged. If we just had...
September in Columbia is full of fun – fall events, outdoor play, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check out our local guides –...
If you are outfitting one child or several, it gets expensive. And when they're little, they rapidly outgrow all of their clothes and toys, so it feels like you are constantly replacing items. If you'd like a one stop...
If you feel like you are your family's unpaid Uber driver, I can empathize. Being the parent with a more flexible work schedule, I'm often on the road transporting my loved ones from morning to night. It can be...
Hire Me SC — a statewide workforce development campaign to increase employment outcomes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — launches a free online resource for families of people with disabilities. The employment gap between those with disabilities in South...
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the South Carolina State Museum is offering free general admission to kids 12 and under during Space Week, July 20 through July 28. This special weeklong event,...
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Columbia Parks & Playgrounds :: Virginia Hylton Park

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Virginia Hylton Park, located in downtown Lexington, is my favorite outdoor place to play in Lexington. We enjoy playing there so much that I...