Spring Renews Life at Gunn Park

Although Gunn Park is beautiful year-round, spring is an especially enjoyable time to be in the park enjoying its historic buildings, many lakes, wildlife, flowers and of course, the company of friends and family. Crews have been mowing to keep the grounds neat and tidy, and the lakes are stocked with trout, so don’t forget your fishing license!

A bit of history from fscity.org:

“June 3, 1910 – W.C. Gunn gives Fern Lake and the Stewart Farm to the City of Fort Scott for a park.

The first shelter house of stone was built in 1910 on the first lake (Fern Lake)

There was a large wood theater building on the other side of Fern Lake with a seating capacity of 800. During special events such as July 4th, the street cars would take as many as 10,000 people to the park in one day.”


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