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Welcome to the new opkansas.org!

The City of Overland Park has a new website that will better serve residents, businesses, and visitors in our community. The primary goal of the website project was to give www.opkansas.org an updated look and feel. The City’s website was last fully redesigned in 2008. The updated site includes more images and video, is easier […]

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Police Department offers added transparency with body camera launch

In an effort to increase transparency, uniformed officers with the Overland Park Police Department will now be wearing body cameras while on patrol. More than 200 officers working in traffic safety, emergency services, patrol, community policing, and school resource officers will wear the cameras. Cameras can capture audio and video anytime the camera is powered […]

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The search is on for Overland Park’s most-spirited holiday home

The City is looking for Overland Park’s most-spirited holiday home! Overland Park residents, submit a photo of the outside of your home decorated for the holidays, to be considered for the Most-Spirited Holiday Home contest. It could be lights, garland, wreaths, inflatables, or other decorations, on your porch, driveway, deck, or yard. We’ll share the […]

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Buy and sell safely online with OPPD’s internet exchange zone

A new internet exchange zone outside the Sanders Justice Center, 12400 Foster, allows for the safe exchange of local online transactions. The parking stalls are located at the far south end of the public parking lot on the east side of the building. They are designated with green paint and a sign that reads “Internet […]

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Renovations to begin at City Hall

Renovations will begin soon on the second floor lobby of City Hall where Public Works and Planning and Development Services staff serve residents and business owners. The project will replace front counters, add a new conference room, and update the look of the upstairs lobby. It will also increase security and enhance customer service. After […]

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Snow crews preparing for potential of snowy winter

Overland Park’s snow crews are preparing for the upcoming winter. Plow drivers are practicing this month on an obstacle course near the old Metcalf South Mall site at 97th and Metcalf. The course is meant to help drivers prepare for the agility and maneuvering required to drive a plow truck, and for the technical skills […]

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City Council approves ordinance extending protection to LGBTQ people in Overland Park

Monday night, the City of Overland Park City Council passed an ordinance extending protection against discrimination for people who live, work, and play in Overland Park. HRC-3266 prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation on the basis of sexual identity or gender orientation. Race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, military status, genetic […]

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Save lives by replacing smoke detectors every ten years

A new public service announcement from the Overland Park Fire Department highlights the importance of replacing not just your smoke detector’s batteries, but the device itself. Smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years. In the new announcement, released in conjunction with fire prevention week in Overland Park, Fire Department officials asked Overland Park residents […]

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Overland Park Council chamber filled with residents waiting speak on non-discrimination ordinance at community development committee meeting

Mayor calls meeting to discuss non-discrimination ordinance

Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach is calling for a special meeting of the City Council Committee of the Whole at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7 at City Hall to discuss a proposed non-discrimination ordinance. Mayor Gerlach is bringing forward a proposal following a Sept. 4, 2019 meeting of the City Council’s Community Development Committee, […]

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Planning organization recognizes Forward OP

The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded Forward OP, Overland Park’s community vision and strategic plan, with its 2019 Pioneer award. The award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated creativity and innovation by using planning to meet a community need or solve a public problem. Forward OP was developed in 2018 with a […]

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