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COVID-safe local holiday shopping tips

By Morgan Cormack for the City of Overland Park The strangest year we’ve had in recent memory will be ending with a strange, different and potentially dangerous holiday season. Given that social distancing is a key to preventing the spread of COVID-19, your traditional shopping experience isn’t just uncomfortable anymore: it also can be risky. […]

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Improvements completed at Young’s Park

Grab your racket or paddle and head on down to the new and improved Young’s Park. Parks and Recreation crews recently completed improvements to the east side of the park, which include new pickleball courts. The park, at 7701 Antioch, underwent construction on the improvements this fall. Crews constructed new pickleball courts next to the […]

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Winter Overview in your mailbox soon

Overview is the city’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods, recreational and environmental news. The Overview Winter 2020 features articles about Online shopping safety and security, including tips to save your packages from porch pirates, An update to the City’s sign code, […]

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COVID safety for holiday gatherings

By Morgan Cormack for the City of Overland Park With the holidays right around the corner, you’re likely starting to make plans. But how do you celebrate with the family during a pandemic? Are gatherings canceled altogether? The decision to celebrate with others is still a personal one, but there are several ways to minimize your […]

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Governing Body to meet virtually

The Overland Park City Council and City Council committees will begin meeting virtually this week in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Mayor Carl Gerlach announced at Monday’s City Council meeting that all upcoming meetings will be held via Zoom. “Due to the County’s new rules on COVID, we have decided to start […]

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Celebrate the holidays in OP while staying well

By Morgan Cormack for the City of Overland Park Holiday celebrations and activities in Overland Park are not at all what we expected this year, thanks to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still get out and see what our community has to offer, while being socially distant. Holiday Shopping You can still get […]

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Thompson Park receives Excellence in Construction award

The recently revamped Thompson Park is the recipient of a prestigious construction award. The Associated Builders and Contractors of America has honored the park with an Excellence in Construction award for the park improvement project. Associated Builders and Contractors of America’s Heart of America Chapter in Kansas City, Mo. presented the recognition at its regional […]

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Staying healthy in OP during COVID-19

By Erin Doughherty for the City of Overland Park COVID-19 has disrupted our daily routines in a way no one anticipated. While we are busy protecting families, friends and colleagues during the pandemic, it’s easy to put our own self-care and well-being on the back burner. Whether you’re working from home, caring for family members […]

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Study to consider future parking options for OP

The City of Overland Park is beginning to develop a community parking strategy, including an update to city parking standards. Time for an update The City’s current parking standards were adopted as part of the Unified Development Ordinance in 1990. Included parking standards govern the amount, size, accessibility, lighting, screening and landscaping for parking at […]

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