Capital Improvement Project: American Legion Park Improvements – Ballfields

Funding Fiscal Year: 2010
Project Number: C46072
Project Budget $200,000
Funding Source: Recreation Services Fund
Year Completed: 2012

Project Description: 
Renovation of the two existing ballfields at American Legion Park and other improvements as funding allows.

Project Manager: Mike Snyder, Sr. Park Planner, 573-874-7204,

Council Items


Project Notes: Due to the City Council’s approval on June 19, 2006 of a Memorandum of Understanding with Columbia Professional Baseball for a proposed sports complex for a minor league baseball team (Columbia Diamonds, formerly the Mid-Missouri Mavericks) at American Legion Park, the City Council decided to move the $325,000 2005 Park Sales Tax ballot funds identified for American Legion Park improvements to the youth athletic fields at Atkins Park project. (See related Council items.) By the close of Fiscal Year 2009, Columbia Professional Baseball had not returned to the City to discuss an agreement for the use of American Legion Park. Therefore, in Fiscal Year 2010 a capital project was budgeted with Recreation User Fee funds along with some of the work to be done by force account labor for improvements to American Legion Park. A public hearing was held and the project was approved by the City Council on January 19, 2010.

Project Status: Project completed.

Major Vendors

Purchase Order#
Contract Amount
C Richardson Excavation Earthwork 061255 $39,651
M Ahrens Steel Backstop posts 103503 $12,198
M Musco Sports Lighting Plans and materials to relocate light poles 103279 $6,925
C Anchor Fence Ballfield fencing & installation 103776 $69,200
M LaCrosse Lumber Roofing materials (dugouts & concession) 110840 $2,801
M James Fencing Batting cage materials 110990 $1,190


American Legion Park

Capital Improvement Program