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69 Express: Overnight closures beginning this weekend

Southbound lanes on U.S. 69 at Blue Valley Parkway will close to traffic overnight on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24 between 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. for bridge work on the 69 Express project.  All lanes of 143rd Street under U.S. 69 will also close Feb. 24-March 2 between 7 p.m.-10 a.m. Detours […]

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69 Express to hold open house Feb. 22

The 69 Express project team will share updates and construction plans for the U.S. 69 improvement project at an open house on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, located at 11902 Lowell Avenue. During the open house, the 69 Express project team will answer questions and share tolling information along […]

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City to kick off recruitment process for next police chief

The City is hiring its next police chief. The City will hire an executive recruitment firm to conduct a nationwide search for a chief and engage the community and officers regarding their priorities for a Police Department leader.  A committee of community representatives will select the contractor to do this work. The selected contractor will […]

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An image depicting an illuminated 'I Heart OP' sign at the Fall Festival.

10 reasons to fall in love with OP

Nestled in the heart of America, Overland Park stands out as a hidden gem with its unique blend of charm and community spirit. While OP may not be the official “City of Love,” here are 10 reasons why Overland Park is a city worth falling in love with: Picturesque ParksIt’s right there in our name! […]

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Overland Park Mayor Curt Skoog gives 2022 State of the City address from the stage

Mayor Skoog to give State of the City Address March 5

Overland Park Mayor Curt Skoog will present his State of the City address on March 5 at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. During his address, Mayor Skoog will share community updates from the past year and consider Overland Park’s future quality of life, land use, housing, environment, economic well-being and mobility through the lens […]

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A group of Overland Park staff members wear Chiefs attire on Red Friday.

OP staff celebrates final Red Friday before Super Bowl

We’re seeing red! Red Friday, that is. The City of Overland Park transformed into a sea of red as City staff proudly donned their Chiefs gear, celebrating this season’s final Red Friday as the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to make another Super Bowl appearance. As the countdown to kickoff continues, the sense of hometown pride […]

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Meet OP’s Mental Health Advisory Committee taking strides toward community well-being

The Overland Park City Council approved the establishment of a Mental Health Advisory Committee in December 2021, reflecting the City’s commitment to addressing mental health obstacles within the community and fostering a supportive environment for residents. The Mental Health Advisory Committee is composed of individuals with diverse personal and professional experiences, each bringing a unique […]

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Mayor’s Message for February 2024

In his February video message, hear directly from Mayor Curt Skoog about what’s happening in our community. This month, the mayor shares: How to get involved with the City’s comprehensive plan, FrameworkOP,  Summer lifeguard opportunities with OP Pools,  And his upcoming State of the City address on March 5. Watch the Mayor’s Message below. […]

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