Delbert J. Haff Memorial

Delbert J. Haff Memorial

LOCATION:
E Meyer Blvd & Monroe Ave Kansas City, MO 64132

This portrait bust was created by Jorgen Dreyer. Located adjacent to Delbert J. Haff Circle Fountain at the entrance to Swope Park.

Inscription

DELBERT J. HAFF 1859 TO 1943, LAWYER, PARK COMMISSIONER FROM 1908 TO 1912 AND EARLY PIONEER FOR THE KANSAS CITY PARK DEPARTMENT.  DELBERT J. HAFF WAS RETAINED IN 1893 BY THE CITY’S FIRST PARK BOARD.  HE WAS LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SOLVING THE FINANCIAL AND LEGAL PROBLEMS FACING THE FIRST PARK BOARD.