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City of Warrensburg

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Purchasing Gift Certificates


Gift certificates are redeemable at any participating Chamber member and are available only at the Chamber office, 100 S. Holden St. Sold in $5, $10, $20 and $50 denominations Chamber gift certificates offer great shopping flexibility, with dozens of local businesses to choose from. For more information call the Chamber office at 660-747-3168 or e-mail us at chamber@warrensburg.org for more information.

Information About Our Community

Warrensburg R-6 School District
The Warrensburg School District founded in 1866 is located in Johnson County, Missouri, and just an hour’s drive from Kansas City, Missouri. The district employs 515 staff members who serve 3,430 preK-12, 3,383 K-12 students at nine schools. The Warrensburg School District is fully accredited by the State Board of Education. Teachers average 13.4 years of classroom experience and 68 percent hold advanced degrees. District wide, the average student-to-teacher ratio is 18 to 1.

In 2016, the school district completed over $12.5 million in remodeling and renovations, and since 2009, the district has completed almost $40 million in new construction, renovations, and infrastructure to the district’s facilities.

The Warrensburg School District is a leader in the integration of technology in instruction. Students and staff utilize over 2,000 computers and over 1,200 hundred iPads, the majority of these being specifically provided for students to use in classroom lessons. The district has a strong emphasis of providing teacher professional development on how to integrate technology into the classroom. Currently there are at least 16 classrooms with iPads for every student. In addition, computer labs, laptop carts, and iPad carts are available in all schools.

The school system has a Preschool program, full-day kindergarten program, early childhood special education, and before and after school child care. All schools also have full-time counselors and social workers to support students.

High school students can take advantage of the A+ program, and dual credit classes in a variety of subjects. College credit is offered through both the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and State Fair Community College. Service Learning is also an integral part of the curriculum throughout the district.

Preparing Johnson County students and adults for rewarding careers is possible through the Warrensburg Area Career Center. WACC offers programs in information technology management, computer programming, nursing, automobile mechanics, auto body repair, agriculture, building trades, office technology, and cosmetology.  For more information about our school district, visit www.warrensburgr6.org.

University of Central Missouri
Founded in 1871 as a state normal school, the University of Central Missouri is a comprehensive state university that transforms students into lifelong learners. UCM accomplishes this goal by offering engaged learning and future-focused academics with a worldly perspective in a culture of service. UCM graduates possess the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation and world. UCM is a Division II school serving nearly 14,000 student. For more information on the University of Central Missouri, visit www.ucmo.edu.

Park University
Park University is a comprehensive, independent institution with a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Park University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dedicates itself to affordability, innovation and quality. Degrees are available in traditional academic areas as well as in new, cutting-edge specialties such as computer and network security, criminal justice and health care management.

For further information on Park University or the military opportunities for higher education at Whiteman Air Force Base, contact Park University’s Whiteman Air Force Base Campus Center at (660) 563-2846 or visit www.park.edu.

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC)
WMMC is dedicated to improving the health of our greater community by providing quality, patient-centered health care services, exceeding the expectations of those we serve. WMMC, a fully accredited acute care, not-for-profit county medical center, is located in Warrensburg, MO, at the corner of East Gay Street and Burkarth Road, ready to meet your healthcare needs.

WMMC offers comprehensive services to residents of Johnson County and West Central Missouri. Providing a highly trained, compassionate staff, area residents are able to receive the same level of care expected in the city, closer to home. To learn more about WMMC, visit WMMC.com or find us on facebook!

Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS)
JCCHS provides preventive care, health education, nutritional support to women, infants and children (WIC), environmental public health services, and serves as the local registrar for birth and death records Home Health promotes independence and recovery in the home setting through nursing, therapy and social services. For more information call (660) 747-6121 or visit www.johnsoncountyhealth.org.

Entertainment & Recreation
The richness of a community can be measured by the quality of its cultural activities and resources. Warrensburg has a great variety of assets that make it a wonderful place to visit and live. Community Events The Warrensburg community sponsors a number of popular events including:
 

Old Drum Dog Festival, held the 2nd Saturday in April, is a festival for dogs and their best friends in the ‘Home of Man’s Best Friend. Enjoy a day out with your dog at this festival with live music, delicious food, activities and more!  

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Enjoy the sound local musicians as the play FREE shows throughout the summer, hosted by Warrensburg Main Street. Bring your lawn chairs, friends, family and neighbors!

Freedom Fest, is a bangin’ day filled with 4th of July fun! Many events and activities make Warrensburg the perfect place to celebrate the holiday, with the Freedom Fest 5K, Patriotic Children’s Parade, Star Spangled Swim and, of course, the Freedom Fest Spectacular Fireworks show!  

The Wings Over Whiteman Air Show is hosted by Whiteman Air Force Base. This summer time favorite routinely attracts over 50,000 visitors to the Warrensburg area.

The Johnson County Fair held in July and the Johnson County Rodeo in September are annual events led by the Johnson County Fair Association to showcase the local agricultural industry and 4-H Clubs.

Burg Fest, hosted in the streets of Downtown Warrensburg, is a two day festival to kick off the fall season right! Live performances, a car show, beer garden, street vendors, and activities for the whole family make this a must-attend event!

The University of Central Missouri’s Homecoming parade and football game in October serves as our fall event and welcomes thousands of alumni and their families to our community.

Bewitched in the Burg is a frightfully good time for the Halloween season! Kick off this wicked holiday with the Haunted Hollow Trail, then run for your life at the Monster Dash 5K! Get your wits scared out of you at Fright Nights, as you take a haunted stroll through the ghost stories of Warrensburg’s past, then end the festivities with Downtown Trick or Treat!

Dickens Christmas is a step back in time to enjoy the holiday season! The store fronts of Downtown Warrensburg will be brought to life by local artists during this day long event. Enjoy a horse and wagon ride, carolers strolling down the street, live music, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and a tree lighting ceremony!

Other events include the Earth Day Festival; the university’s Family Weekend; Show-Me Justice’ Film Festival; seasonal home, art and craft shows; Holiday Homes tour; and Warrensburg Parks and Recreation special events throughout the year.

The Warrensburg Community Center (WCC) features an indoor aquatic center including a zero-depth entry leisure pool, lap pool, hot tub and slide, walking track, weight room, gymnasium, arts and craft room, meeting rooms, and kitchen facilities. The Warrensburg Senior Center is also located in the WCC. The WCC offers rental opportunities for birthday parties, receptions and meetings. Warrensburg Parks and Recreation prides itself on the variety of recreational activities it offers to the young and the young at heart. For more information on recreation opportunities or the Warrensburg Community Center, contact Warrensburg Parks and Recreation at (660) 747-7178 or visit www.warrensburg-mo.com.

The Warrensburg Branch of Trails Regional Library offers a full slate of programs including children’s story hours, downloadable e-books and reader assistance. The eight libraries located within the Johnson and Lafayette County district maintain more than 100,000 volumes, and the materials available include books, periodicals and audio/ visual media. The Warrensburg Branch is located at 432 N. Holden in downtown Warrensburg.

The Johnson County Historic Complex on the west side of town is home to several unique structures. The historic 1838 courthouse is one of a few examples of Federal-style architecture west of the Mississippi River. Open 1-4 pm, Monday-Saturday, or by appointment. Please schedule your visit or large tours in advance at (660) 747-6480 or curator@jocomohistory.org. Visit www.jocomohistory.org

The University of Central Missouri Archives & Museum houses a variety of exhibits focusing on the history of the university and local natural history. The university’s Gallery of Art & Design provides arts programming emphasizing cultural and artistic diversity through a series of exhibitions, lectures and workshops. For more information, contact WPR at (660) 747-7178 or visit www.warrensburg-mo.com.

Old Drum’s Best Friend Dog Park is a place where dogs and their people come to play, exercise, and bond, responsibly and safely. It celebrates the connection between humans and their canine companions in a way that honors the legacy of Old Drum, the original ‘man’s best friend.’

The beautiful Blind Boone Park, a tribute to renowned jazz pianist and composer John William ‘Blind’ Boone, is located in the city’s historic area. It features a 20-foot gazebo with electricity, a life-size steel and bronze sculpture depicting Boone, a 13-foot-tall wind harp, plants native to our area, plus a sensory garden for the visually impaired.

Sports & Recreation: Throughout Warrensburg and on the University of Central Missouri campus, you can find softball diamonds, tennis courts, golf courses, volleyball courts, basketball courts, racquetball and handball facilities, walking areas and swimming pools.

Golf Courses: Warrensburg is home to two 18-hole golf courses within the city limits and one near Whiteman Air Force Base.

Keith Memorial Golf Course, built in 1971, is owned and operated by the University of Central Missouri. This full-service, newly renovated 18-hole facility is equipped with a snack bar and pro shop, and is open to the public. Hidden Pines Country Club is a semi-private club with an 18-hole course. The club offers a snack bar, pro shop, pool, banquet facilities and a bar. Royal Oaks Golf Course is associated with Whiteman Air Force Base and is open to the public via their guest program. There is a pro shop and snack bar on-site.

Knob Noster State Park is eight miles east of Warrensburg between Whiteman AFB and Warrensburg. The park encompasses more than 3,500 acres and offers fishing, camping, covered pavilions, picnic areas, an equestrian trail and camp, and restroom facilities. The park has a nature center with exhibits, several small lakes, small stream, and many trails for exploring. Several WPA-era buildings are still in use.

For more information about amenities and events in the Warrensburg area, contact the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce at (660) 747-3168, toll-free (877) OLD-DRUM or visit www.warrensburg.org.

Worship
More than 30 faith communities serve the spiritual and religious needs of Warrensburg. From small intimate families of faith to larger congregations offering programs and groups of many types, Warrensburg is served by a wide diversity of religious faiths. With the University of Central Missouri and Whiteman Air Force Base in the midst of the community, most of the world’s major religions are represented here in Warrensburg.

Housing
Warrensburg offers a pleasing balance of historic, pre-owned and new housing that appeals to a variety of tastes and lifestyles. Subdivisions are continuously being added to accommodate expansion. The University of Central Missouri and the proximity of Whiteman Air Force Base create even more housing options. Neighborhoods range from quiet tree-lined streets near the center of town to new developments in semi-rural settings. There is an ample supply of rental housing, with both multi-family and single-family dwellings available.

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Agriculture
Agriculture is a leading industry in Warrensburg and the Johnson County area. Just under 75 percent of the land mass in Johnson County, which totals 530,733 acres, is involved in agricultural production. The county ranks first in forage production acres, ninth in cattle inventory, and sixth in sheep and goat sales. Top crop producing enterprises in Johnson County based on acres include forages (79,802 acres), soybeans and beans (75,764 acres), corn (38,669 acres), and wheat (9,638 acres).

Whiteman Air Force Base
Sixty miles southeast of Kansas City, nestled among the wooded, rolling hills of west-central Missouri, two miles south of Knob Noster, is the bustling community of Whiteman Air Force Base. Whiteman is the home of the 509th Bomb Wing which is proud to serve as host to a number of associated units. These include the Air Force Reserve 442nd Fighter Wing, Missouri Army National Guard 1-135th Aviation Battalion, Missouri Air National Guard 131st Bomb Wing, Naval Reserve Unit-Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 11 Detachment D, and the 20th Reconnaissance Squadron. Whiteman AFB is home to the B-2 Stealth Bomber, A-10 Thunderbolt II, AH-60 Apache Longbow, T-38 Talon and a variety of other aircraft that pass through the base on alternative missions.