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Warrensburg, Missouri: Blind Boone Statue and Park

Walking bass line pioneer John William "Blind" Boone remembered with his own (once segregated) public park, a bronze statue of the ragtime/boogie woogie legend, and a wind harp.

Blind Boone Park

402 W. Pine St., Warrensburg, MO
2 1/2 blocks west of downtown Warrensburg.
Spring, Summer and Fall. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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John William

Blind Boone Park

Great park with John William "Blind" Boone statue and a giant wind harp and a narration of Blind Boone's life.

[Mike de Laurier, 04/10/2016]
Blind Boone Park

This park is named after Warrensburg's favorite son John "Blind" Boone, who pioneered ragtime and led the world into boogie woogie and blues with his "walking bass line."

Originally a segregated park (1954), it was renovated by over 3,000 volunteers into Blind Boone Park and completed in 2005.

The park is ADA accessible, has a 20-foot gazebo for weddings and concerts, a meandering walkway, picnic tables, benches, birdhouses, water/sound features, Braille signs, and plantings.

[Sandra Irle, 03/18/2006]

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