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Overland Park named among Happiest Cities in America

We may be biased, but we believe Overland Park is the best place to live, work and play!  WalletHub recently crowned OP one of the Happiest Cities in America, coming in second on the list of cities across the United States.  Wallethub ranks cities based on a variety of factors across three key dimensions: Emotional […]

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Your City, Your Voice: Framework OP Open House Feb. 28

Are you passionate about shaping the future of Overland Park?  A draft update to the City of Overland Park’s comprehensive plan, Framework OP, is now available, and you are invited to review and comment.  The City will host an in-person, public open house on February 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Matt Ross […]

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Mark your calendars; Your OP event guide for March

Fill your schedule with exciting events happening in Overland Park! From family fun and creative workshops to Governing Body and committee meetings, the City’s event calendar is packed with endless opportunities to get involved in your community and make memories with friends and family: Art at the Center Guinotte Wise, a multifaceted artist, is set […]

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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. 26-March 2 between 7 p.m.-6 a.m. for […]

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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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