Surviving a flood.....again....St Joseph MO 64501

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stein Summers MO #1999033426

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.

St Joseph MO Missouri River

(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.

Missouri River Flood 2011

(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

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Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Floods offer a lot of challenges to the residents. I am so glad to hear that the park is open and ready for the summer programs. This is such a big part of a lot of people's lives. We may never know the impact made on lives because of them.


Jun 19, 2012 02:08 AM #1
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Hi Dona. What a difference a year makes with the mighty MO. Life has its cycles.....

Jun 19, 2012 02:37 AM #2
Dona Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stein Summers - Saint Joseph, MO
St. Joseph MO

Betty, absolutely true statement, especially here in St Joseph many people live and work around the river and it certainly has its challenges.  We are blessed to have the river even with the obstacles as their is many attractions for the community and hosts of vistors.  Have a great week:)

Gary, Sooooo good to see you again as I pulled back from AR for awhile.  I hope the Dallas/Ft Worth area is booming for you and you enjoy the summer. 


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