Bundschu Park Trail
The Bundschu Park Trail is located in Bundschu Park in Independence MO. Bundschu Park was named
after the Bundschu family who owned a store on the east side of the Independence Square. Mr. Bundschu once said "it
is pretty hard for you to visualize the difference between Independence and Kansas City after the Civil War. We
looked down upon Kansas City as just a tough river town." The welfare office relied on Mr. Bundschu when funds were
low. When asked "what would he like most to see accomplished for Independence?" he replied, "the building of the
bridge at Courtney and completion of the roads and viaducts to make it effective". The Bundschu Park trail is at
9th Street and Scott Street and the trail is 1/5 mile long.