Columbia dedicates Thomas E. 'Country' Atkins Memorial Park - KMOV.com

Columbia dedicates Thomas E. 'Country' Atkins Memorial Park

COLUMBIA - The verdict is in: The young men of the southern Boone County under-13 baseball team have declared the two baseball diamonds of Columbia's new Thomas E. "Country" Atkins Memorial Park to be totally sweet.

Officially dedicated Monday night, the two fields have been in almost constant use since they were opened on April 1, officials said. The fields are the first step in a long-term plan to transform the 80-acre parcel directly north of the Boone County Fairgrounds into a 10-field complex, complete with restroom facilities and concessions, for youths of all sizes.

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