Kansas City Area

 

Fairmount Park Trail

The Fairmount Park trail is located at the Fairmount Park at Norledge and Home Avenue. The Fairmount Park Trail is a 1/4 mile trail. For 36 years, Fairmount Park was a place for summer fun and water sports ("Many Parks" in 1973). Canoes and boats were available for rental. There was a beach where people loved to sunbath at and swim at. There was a two story bathhouse and amusement park for the community to enjoy. Originally an 8 acre lake was located at the Fairmount Park. Now, Highway 24 is located there. According to the Kansas City Star, "the park was Arthur Stillwell's creation and was planned primarily to furnish trade for his air line interurban line, which ran from 2nd and Grand to Independence. Records show that as many as $15,000 in fares were collected in a single day. Between 1897 and 1901, a nine hole golf course was maintained by the private Evanston Golf Club. In 1933, the park suffered a major fire. Between the fire and the problem with water pollution, and the great depression, the park closed. Fairmount Park is located east of this older park and has been named after it."

Fairmount Park Trail

Fairmount Park