Open Space for All, Thanks to the CA Annual Charge

Around this time of the year, residents in Columbia who live on Columbia Association (CA)-assessed property receive their assessments bill in the mail. And it’s at this time of the year that some might be wondering what their annual charge dollars are used for.

One of the ways CA uses the annual charge is to provide and maintain more than 3,600 acres of open space. During the summer, the open space that CA provides can be especially enjoyable for residents looking to get outside to have fun, stay fit and travel the community. The three man-made lakes in Columbia (Wilde Lake, Lake Kittamaqundi and Lake Elkhorn) are all maintained by CA, in addition to 41 ponds, 167 tot lots and 93.5 miles of pathways. CA also takes care of parks and basketball and tennis courts in the community for the enjoyment of residents. And all of these amenities and more are made possible, in part, through the annual charge collected from CA residents.

You can learn more about the ways CA uses the money brought in by the annual charge by visiting


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