The original 1900s Bandstand was located at the southwest corner of Haskins and Walnut Streets, a half block of land that David Legler sold specifically for this purpose.
It was an important gathering spot for locals to enjoy band concerts, ice cream socials and other activities arranged by women’s church organizations.
In 1961, Lenexa’s Fire Station No. 1 was constructed where the bandstand once stood. Years later, the station was relocated and the current Lenexa Community Center took its place.
A replica of the Bandstand now resides by Rose Pond in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. Funds for the replica were donated through a successful fundraising drive headed by Phil Hammond, then vice president of the Country Hill State Bank. The completed bandstand was given to the City of Lenexa during a dedication ceremony in the summer of 1980.