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Downtown Overland Park wins urban planning award

The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association has recognized Downtown Overland Park as a Great Place in Kansas. ​​Great Places awards recognize gold standards in planning and highlight neighborhoods, streets and public spaces that make communities stronger and bring people together. Downtown Overland Park, through several decades of successful urban planning and support from […]

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Winter 2022 Overview arrives

Overview is the City’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods and recreational and environmental news. The Winter 2022 Overview features articles about: Efforts to plan for the future of the city’s tree canopy while removing and replacing ash trees, A new, renewable […]

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City to study traffic signal removal at 91st and Nieman

An intersection that has been controlled by a traffic signal for 40 years may soon become a four-way stop. City traffic engineers are studying the intersection at 91st and Nieman to determine whether traffic flows more smoothly as a four-way stop, rather than a signalized intersection. Currently, the intersection is controlled by a traffic signal […]

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Share your priorities for OP’s biggest projects

The Capital Improvements Program and Maintenance Program is a five-year plan to forecast future public improvements and facilities in the city. The CIP schedules funding for projects that impact your quality of life every day: Things like park restroom and playground improvements, salt storage barns and major street reconstruction projects. See a full list of […]

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New renewable pet tag simplifies licensing process

Pet owners in Overland Park now have a simpler process for renewing their pet licenses, thanks to a change in the City’s pet licensing program. Starting in 2023, residents will receive a permanent, renewable pet tag, rather than getting a new tag each year. Pet licenses will still need to be renewed annually, but there’s […]

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Landscape awards highlight excellence in design, preservation

Eight local businesses are the 2022 recipients of the Overland Park Legacy of Greenery Committee landscape excellence awards. The committee’s annual award recognizes community organizations for their landscaping based on design, continued maintenance and preservation of existing landscape features. New winners this year include: The Colonial Apartments – 7201-7221 W. 78th Street Dairy Queen – […]

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Strang Park reopens Friday with community celebration

Strang Park will officially open Friday, Oct. 14 with a reopening celebration for neighbors, City staff, elected officials and the community. The City completely renovated the 11-acre park at 89th and Farley, which has been closed since last fall. Park improvements include: Overland Park’s first inclusive playground, featuring a 30-foot tower and slide, a sensory […]

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Fire Prevention Week tips

Do you know two ways out of your home in case of a fire? Are your smoke detector batteries up to date? How can you detect carbon monoxide in your home? You can get answers to all these questions, and more, on the Overland Park Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Week webpage. The department recognizes Fire […]

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Farmstead closing temporarily to protect animals, visitors

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead will be closed starting at 3 p.m. today, and all day tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 6, after the deaths of five birds at the facility were believed to have been caused by avian flu. Animal care specialists discovered a sudden death of four geese in the Farmstead’s flock, and one wild duck […]

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Overland Park Farmers’ Market top in the nation

The Overland Park Farmers’ Market is the top Farmers’ Market in the country, according to the 14th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration. Each year, the American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition highlight the important role farmers markets play in communities across the nation while celebrating the farmers, staff, and volunteers that make markets […]

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