Welcome to Blind Boone Park
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
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.
Erected by the Warrensburg Lions Club.
Location. 38° 45.799′ N, 93° 44.905′ W. Marker is in Warrensburg, Missouri, in Johnson County. Click for map. Park entrance is off Pine Street, west of Warren Street. Marker is in this post office area: Warrensburg MO 64093, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John William Boone (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Public Square (approx. 0.2
Also see . . .
1. Historic Missourians: John William "Blind" Boone. (Submitted on July 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Blind Boone. (Submitted on July 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. About Blind Boone Park. (Submitted on July 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.