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natural history. The university’s Gallery of Art & Design provides arts bathrooms; wheelchair-accessible picnic tables; and a shuffleboard programming emphasizing cultural and artistic diversity through a court. J.W. “Blind” Boone was a beloved member of our community series of exhibitions, lectures and workshops. The gallery hosts who, blind and of multi-ethnic heritage, succeeded in working past Missouri-based, national and international artists and designers, as many physical, cultural and economic limitations to become a famous well as exhibiting UCM student and faculty work. concert pianist. Outdoor Fun campus, you can find softball diamonds, tennis courts, golf courses,Throughout Warrensburg and on the University of Central Missouri The Warrensburg Parks and Recreation (WPR) system consists of 12 volleyball courts, basketball courts, racquetball and handball facilities, parks, 402 acres, hiking trails, skate park, eight tennis courts, seven walking areas and swimming pools. playgrounds, seven ball fields and the Nassif Aquatic Center, WPR’s Warrensburg is home to two 18-hole golf courses within the city limits outdoor aquatic facility. For more information, contact WPR at and one near Whiteman Air Force Base. Keth Memorial Golf Course, (660) 747-7178 or visit www.warrensburg-mo.com. built in 1971, is owned and operated by the University of Central Old Drum’s Best Friend Dog Park is a place where dogs and their Missouri. This full-service, newly renovated 18-hole facility is equipped people come to play, exercise, and bond, responsibly and safely. It with a snack bar and pro shop, and is open to the public. Hidden celebrates the connection between humans and their canine Pines Country Club is a semi-private club with an 18-hole course. The companions in a way that honors the legacy of Old Drum, the original club offers a snack bar, pro shop, pool, banquet facilities and a bar. “man’s best friend.” Royal Oaks Golf Course is associated with Whiteman Air Force Base Old Drum’s Best Friends Dog Park will feature lots of open space for and is open to the public via their guest program. There is a pro shop running (one space for large dogs and one space for small dogs) as and snack bar on-site. well as some agility equipment in both spaces for the dogs to enjoy Knob Noster State Park is eight miles east of Warrensburg a little extra workout. Other occasional activities will include trainings between Whiteman AFB and Warrensburg. The park encompasses for humans and their dogs, and fun contests like frisbee catching more than 3,500 acres and offers fishing, camping, covered and fetching. pavilions, picnic areas, an equestrian trail and camp, and restroom The beautiful Blind Boone Park, a tribute to renowned jazz pianist facilities. The park has a nature center with exhibits, several small and composer John William “Blind” Boone, is located in the city’s lakes, small stream, and many trails for exploring. Several WPA-era historic area. It features a 20-foot gazebo with electricity, a life-size buildings are still in use. steel and bronze sculpture depicting Boone, a 13-foot-tall wind harp, For more information about amenities and events in the Warrensburg plants native to our area, plus a sensory garden for the visually area, contact the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce impaired. Other amenities include a reflexology walkway; roped at (660) 747-3168, toll-free (877) OLD-DRUM or visit pathways; type, Braille and audio information signs; ADA-approved www.warrensburg.org. Great Hotels Guests Love • Free high Speed Internet • In-Room Refridgerator, Microwave and Keurig Brewers • Free Hot Breakfast Daily • Evening Snacks • Indoor Pool / Spa • On-Site Fitness Room (Eliptical, Stationary Bike and Treadmill) • Minutes Away from University of Central Missouri & Whiteman Air Force Base For Reservations: 660.747.3000 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/warrensburg/wrnmo/hoteldetail The Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce | 9


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