Nancy Anderson Park & Children's Memorial Garden
Corner of Colburn and Water Street, Entrance of Sunset Hill Cemetery
Nancy Anderson/Children's Memorial Garden Website
As a young child, Nancy Anderson and her neighbor would take bicycle rides in the area around their home. She had fond memories of the Sunset Hills area, where the two would stop and enjoy lunches in the sunshine, enjoying the quiet and the natural beauty of their surroundings. As the years hurried by, a “raspberry colored house” and a second-hand store populated the landscape. Realizing the need to recoup the area, Ms. Anderson worked with the City of Warrensburg to have the land purchased as public property which could be revitalized.
The History of the Children’s Memorial Gardens
In 1999, Warrensburg residents, Craig and Ramona Conant, lost their daughter, Angel, in an auto accident. The Conants became actively involved with families who had experienced similar loss, and together with these families, the idea to have a place where children were remembered and memorialized became a reality.
The Nancy Anderson Park and Children’s Memorial Gardens
In 2005, the Gardens found a home in Nancy Anderson Park. The Gardens feature beautiful bronze statues displaying children playing and a granite wall inscribed with the names of “those who left us too soon.” The Gardens are a tribute to all nature offers and a much needed place for remembrance and reflection for families who have suffered the loss of a child.
Blind Boone Park
402 W Pine
Warrensburg, MO 64093
A once segregated park, has been reborn into a place to bring people together. Read more about the park.
Knob Noster State Park
873 SE 10
Knob Noster, MO 65336
Knob Noster State Park is a tranquil retreat of open oak woodland with a few patches of prairie along both sides of the meandering Clearfork Creek. It’s a place for fisherman to wet a line, for mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders to get some trail time, and for families to spend quality time together. The park also features an oxbow slough, which has been officially designated as Pin Oak Slough Natural Area.