Marian Lee Braddock will be honored with a field designation in his name at Legends Park. On Saturday, May 4th at 10:00 am, family and friends will gather at Legends Park, Sixth Ave. & Ross Blvd. in Dodge City, to dedicate Field No. 1 in his honor.
Lee Braddock served as Recreation Director for thirty-two years with the Dodge City Recreation Commission from 1958 until he retired in 1990.
A Dodge City High School graduate, Lee returned to Dodge City after graduating from college and serving in World War II and initially served as a teacher at Lincoln School before becoming the recreation director. While serving in that position, Lee was instrumental in developing several new programs and played a long time role in promoting and managing various baseball and softball programs in the community including the Dodge City A's baseball team and Rangers American Legion baseball team.
In addition to his work on all facets of recreation, Lee was involved in community facility projects including the building of the Civic Center, Memorial Stadium, Demon baseball fields with lighting, and Thurow Softball Park.
The public is encouraged to attend the dedication and help recognize Lee for his contributions to the Dodge City community.