This time last year the Mighty MO began to rise and quickly started pouring out into our city. Day by day businesses, facilities, and roads were closed due to the high waters. As the summer went on flooding continued, situations got better for some, and worse for others.
(photo courtesy Beth Conway St Joe Mo)
By the end of summer Heritage Park Softball Complex located on Waterworks Road, was completely under water and forced to close. State tournaments were moved to other facilities in Missouri. League play for the rest of the summer and fall was cancelled. And for a few months, work crews were only able to access the facility by boat.
(photo courtesy St Joe MO)
One year later…it is hard to believe that the park has officially been re-opened and fields are ready for summer play!! Some renovations are still under way, but the fields have been
re-done, a lot of power washing has taken place and crews have worked hard to get things clean and back in shape. This summer the city will host many prestige tournaments and league play was only delayed a few weeks. A big round of applause for the City of St. Joseph Parks & Recreation crews!!!
Check out the park…and some of the best ball players this summer!
June 23-24, 2012
Missouri Amateur Softball Association State Tournament – 12U
August 15-18, 2012
Missouri Air National Guard Softball Tournament