Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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City Council to resume meetings via videoconference

For the first time ever, Overland Park’s City Council will meet entirely via virtual meeting on Monday night. Monday’s 7:30 p.m. City Council meeting agenda includes appointments of mental health task force members, an update to the building code, agreements for engineering services, and more. City staff and the full City Council will attend the […]

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Make sure you’re counted, and make it a learning opportunity

Today is census day, the official beginning of the 2020 Census. The census determines how much federal money goes to local communities and local programs. For every household that doesn’t get counted, we lose $39,000 in federal funding over the next ten years. You have probably received invitations in the mail to complete the census. […]

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Fire Department’s annual report now available

The Overland Park Fire Department’s 2019 annual report is now available. The report shares data about the fire department’s operations, focuses on some of the most impactful saves and calls for service, introduces you to staff members, and includes a special section looking back on the department’s 100th year in service. Read this year’s interactive […]

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Mayor: Cooperation will help us overcome coronavirus challenges

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, all Kansas-City area and Johnson County residents will be ordered to stay at home except for essential needs. Hear from Mayor Carl Gerlach about this most recent order and what you can do to keep the community well. You can learn more about this order and what is considered “essential” on the Johnson […]

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City cancels upcoming governing body meetings

In response to the rapidly-changing coronavirus situation and in an effort to ensure the safety and health of our community, the City of Overland Park will take the following steps Monday evening: Tonight’s Finance, Administration and Economic Development Committee, Committee of the Whole and City Council meetings will occur as scheduled. The public seating area […]

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OP named a happiest city in America

Overland Park is one of the happiest cities in America, according to personal finance website Wallethub. Wallethub ranks cities based on a variety of factors, including opportunities to have positive mental states, healthy bodies, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. Overland Park came in number 15 on the list of cities across the […]

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Screenshot of Overview Spring 2020 edition shows Overview headline title and portion of first article about the 2020 Census

Overview Spring 2020

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 features articles about Count Me In JoCo, the effort to ensure everyone in our community counts in the 2020 Census. OP60, the City’s 60th anniversary celebration that […]

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Submit artwork for a chance to plant a tree with the Mayor

Overland Park’s young artists have a chance for their artwork to be featured and recognized by Mayor Carl Gerlach. The Overland Park Parks and Recreation Department invites students to submit a drawing or painting for this year’s Arbor Day Poster Contest. Kindergarteners through fourth graders who live in Overland Park can participate. Artwork should highlight […]

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Mental Health Task Force accepting applications

Overland Park is accepting applications for members of the City’s first mental health task force through March 10. The group will develop recommendations to support and equip public service personnel in managing situations involving critical mental health needs. “Together, with the right tools and information, we can work to achieve a cutting edge approach to […]

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Months of activities planned for City’s 60th anniversary

The City of Overland Park announced an engaging series of events and activities in 2020, to celebrate 60 years of incorporation as a first-class city. City staff shared plans with the Community Development committee for OP60, the overall theme for anniversary events and programming. OP60 will take place during the spring, summer and fall at […]

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