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Exploring the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area in Blue Springs MO

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area is a revered natural sanctuary located in Blue Springs, MO. Spanning over 1,071 acres, it is an undisturbed place that has been designated as a conservation area to protect its unique natural heritage. This pristine area was established in 1977 and its Nature Center opened in 1982 and has for many years been a haven for nature lovers and alike, offering a unique blend of diverse biodiversity as well as tranquil landscapes.

Sculpture Tour

I went through the downtown and parks of Blue Springs amazed at the great number of sculptures around. Dedicate one day exploring the town and have first-hand experience with different types of these sculptures found on streets as well as green spaces.

Driving around we had soon discovered that art lay round every corner including the public library.

During my exploration, I met Lawrence, who works for the city near the depot. He shared interesting information about how various sculptures were moved from one place to another within the city itself which depicted pride. The maps given out by Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce enable anyone interested to find their way along self-guided sculpture tours where they can view some local treasure pieces like those cast from Bronze especially.

Pink Hill Park

A must visit is Pink Hill Park with its Veterans Way Memorial. It is worth visiting this park if you are pressed for time, it holds much importance. There are also horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, BMX race course playgrounds among other facilities in this park and picnic shelters that can be reserved for group get-togethers.

Central Park

The central garden at Central Park where local people grow crops and flowers throughout the year was very vibrant when I visited there last month. You can look at all these gardens while here but kindly do not touch them since they are private property. On your right hand side lies another attractive sculpture just next to Blue Springs Depot which hosts several events throughout the year.

Colonial Gardens

A notable discovery I made was Colonial Gardens which is a place where you can really connect with nature. Their slogan, ‘shaping hearts and minds through food, flowers, and trees’, embodies their mission perfectly. While there I spoke to a horticulturist who was very enthusiastic about their own home grown produce that they also supply for sale. To add your gardening skills, try enrolling in…

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