St. Joseph residents have been fans of softball for many years and remain a cornerstone of softball in Missouri. Each year many teams participate in St. Joseph Parks and Recreation softball leagues. This translates into approximately 2,000 people who comprise one of the largest softball programs in the state.

2023 Softball Information

Fall Session

  • Registration open July 18 - Aug 9
  • 6-league games
  • Men & Co-ed slow-pitch divisions
  • Team fee includes softballs
  • USA Softball registration
  • Game official(s) provided

St. Joseph Softball Hall of Fame

Nominations are open to players, umpires, sponsors, and other contributors to softball in St. Joseph. 

Application and Criteria

Bill McKinney Softball Complex at Heritage Park

2202 Water Works Road (North of St. Joe Frontier Casino)

Tournament Information or Reserve the Complex


  • Four – 300 feet and One – 250 feet fully irrigated fields
  • Each field has covered dugouts and scoreboards
  • Championship field has permanent chair-backed seating for 400 or more and another 1,200 bleacher-style seating along with a press box
  • All fields have state-of-the-art MUSCO Lighting System
  • Misting cooling station
  • Designated warm-up areas
  • Infields are clay and vulcanized red clay from west Texas
  • Paved/lighted parking lot for 300 or more
  • 6,000 square foot Center Pavilion with full service concession stand, restrooms, and seating for 120 or more
  • Fenced and covered 2,200 square foot playground system with a safety rubber floor