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Work begins on new small business grant

The City of Overland Park will begin an engagement phase of a new small business rescue program scheduled to launch in Spring 2022. The Overland Park Small Business Rescue Program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The City intends to spend $3 million in ARPA funds to assist qualified small businesses […]

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Mayor encourages blood donation amid shortage

During a visit to the Community Blood Center of Kansas City today, Mayor Curt Skoog encouraged Overland Park residents to consider donating blood amid the recent blood shortage. The American Red Cross reports that the United States is in its worst blood shortage in more than a decade, largely because of the cancellation of large […]

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OPCAT off to a fetching start

The Overland Park Crisis Action Team has hit the ground running in 2022, and there’s already a new four-legged team member on board. The behavioral health unit, known as OPCAT, welcomed Critical Incident Response Team K-9 Haven. Chief Frank Donchez swore Haven in to the Department at last night’s Public Safety committee meeting. OPCAT, began […]

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Overland Park receives honors in 2021 for quality of life, safety

Overland Park once again is a great place to live, work and play, with plenty of awards and honors to back it up. In 2021, this includes recognition from a variety of outlets for our city’s quality of life, rent and housing options, job opportunities, safety and more. Overland Park consistently ranks high on lists […]

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Residents will get annual bulky item pickup under new ordinance

Overland Park residents now have an opportunity to receive bulky item service once a year under an updated ordinance governing trash collection. The new ordinance, approved by the City Council at tonight’s meeting, will require that trash haulers provide a curbside bulky item pickup service for Overland Park residents at least once a year. Previously, […]

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Stay safe from fire during this abnormally warm, dry December

This December has been warmer than usual, a departure from the typical cold weather this time of year. However, it has also brought an increased risk of fire. Unseasonably high temperatures, along with windy and dry conditions, mean residents need to be careful with fire. The Overland Park Fire Department urges the public to be […]

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Save big on community center discounts in 2022

Hit the ground (or the treadmill) running in 2022 with annual memberships to Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. Sign up for a community center membership Jan. 1-15, 2022 and get 15 percent off the membership price. The promotion includes new memberships, and renewal and upgrade memberships for current members. You can […]

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New Governing Body members sworn in

The City of Overland Park welcomed a new Governing Body Monday night, swearing in a new mayor, four new members of the Overland Park City Council and two returning members of the city council. City Clerk Elizabeth Kelley first swore in Mayor Curt Skoog at the City Council Meeting. She then swore in current and […]

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The best places to see holiday lights in Overland Park

Deck the halls? More like deck the whole city. One of the most fun pastimes during the holiday season is driving around to see the festive lights on display.  There are plenty of ways to experience the most wonderful time of the year in Overland Park — many of which you can do without leaving […]

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Fire Station 48 now serving southern Overland Park

A new fire station is now in service in southern Overland Park, helping support growing emergency needs in the area. The Overland Park Fire Department opened Fire Station 48, near 175th and Quivira, on Monday, Nov. 29. Located on the campus of Blue Valley Southwest High School, the station reflects a unique partnership between the […]

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