Welcome to Blind Boone Park

Welcome to Blind Boone Park (HM1LQP)

Location: Warrensburg, MO 64093 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 45.799', W 93° 44.905'

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Originally built in 1954 as a segregated park with only restrooms & two BBQ grills, the park has experienced a rebirth as over 3,000 volunteers and many generous donors contributed to the 2000 - 2005 rebuilding of this 3.28 acre site & its dedication as a community park.
Welcome to the park's multi-use trail. To the right, on the sloped bank, is the 'Flower Hund' Prairie Area featuring indigenous wild grasses & flowers. On the left is the Sensory Garden; please touch the plants & enjoy their textures & fragrances. Next, on the left, behind the barrier, is the 13' Wind Harp designed by artist Ron Konzak & played by a 15 mph wind that produces sound by vibrating the tuned metal harp strings. On the right, is a rope suspended from fence posts, that begins here and ends at the water feature in the lower area. This rope guide is to assist the blind in finding the important features in the park. Audio boxes located on the first post & at the end of the first of two sections tell of the park history & of the various features.
Along the trail, on the right at the textured sidewalk, sitting on locally quarried limestone, is the bronze sculpture of Mr. Boone. Please note the drinking fountain with a watering area for service dogs & pets. The left path from this location leads to the 20' gazebo. Ahead is the path down the hill, past a water feature formed by a natural spring that trickles through limestone formations during wet times of the year. The lower trail is a loop that rejoins the descending sidewalk at the textured location. Horseshoe pits, elevated birdhouses & a shuffleboard court are located in the center of the loop. Various art forms are arranged outside the sidewalk loop as are benches, picnic tables & one of the original BBQ grills, renovated for your use. Behind the readers of this sign is the restroom building. This park is part of the Warrensburg park system. Please contact the Warrensburg Park & Recreation Department for more information.
Please enjoy your stay.
Major financial support for this park was provided by the Federal Land & Water Conservation Grant Program, through the Department of Natural Resources.
Placed ByThe Warrensburg Lions Club
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Date Added Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 434977 N 4290778
Decimal Degrees38.76331667, -93.74841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.799', W 93° 44.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 47.94" N, 93° 44' 54.3" W
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Area Code(s)660
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 440-542 W Pine St, Warrensburg MO 64093, US
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