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Purple Ripple Glass recycling bins are placed in an apartment parking garage

City implements multifamily glass recycling pilot program

Going green just got easier for apartment residents in Overland Park, thanks to a new City recycling program. At the beginning of 2023, the City launched a multifamily glass recycling pilot program and partnered with Ripple Glass to provide glass recycling to six apartment complexes. Participating apartments include: Promontory (91st Street and Metcalf Avenue) Glenwood […]

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Overland Park Convention Center named best small convention center

The Overland Park Convention Center has been named 2023 Best Small Convention Center in North America by EXHIBITOR Magazine, a leading industry publication honoring the best in event venues. This is the fourth year Overland Park Convention Center has won in EXHIBITOR’s special awards category since the awards inception four years ago. Convention centers throughout North America were […]

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A look back on 2022 in Overland Park

As we look ahead to 2023, let’s take time to reflect on 2022, another busy year in our community. Here are just a few highlights of the many programs, events and services the City provided this year. Visit the links in each description to learn more about any of these initiatives. January The Overland Park […]

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City Council approves 2023 strategic goals

The Overland Park City Council has formally approved a set of strategic goals for the upcoming year. City Manager Lori Curtis Luther proposed the goals to Mayor Curt Skoog and the City Council at last night’s City Council meeting.  The plan is the result of a goal-setting workshop in October, where all members of the […]

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Save 15% on community center memberships in 2023

Run, lift or zumba your way into a more fit 2023 with annual memberships to Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. Sign up for a community center membership Jan. 1-15, 2023, and get 15 percent off the membership price. The promotion includes new memberships, and renewal and upgrade memberships for current members. […]

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OPPD launches transparency website

Overland Park now has more access to information about its Police Department than ever, thanks to a library of online transparency-focused resources. The new Police Transparency page of the City’s website includes summaries of how the Overland Park Police Department approaches a variety of topics, including: Anti-biased policing efforts De-escalation and response to resistance Department […]

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Overland Park maintains high equality score

The City of Overland Park maintained a high Municipal Equality Index score in 2022. The Human Rights Campaign, which issues the annual scorecard examining how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there, awarded Overland Park with a score of 92 out of 100 possible points. “Overland Park […]

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Downtown Overland Park wins urban planning award

The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association has recognized Downtown Overland Park as a Great Place in Kansas. ​​Great Places awards recognize gold standards in planning and highlight neighborhoods, streets and public spaces that make communities stronger and bring people together. Downtown Overland Park, through several decades of successful urban planning and support from […]

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Winter 2022 Overview arrives

Overview is the City’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods and recreational and environmental news. The Winter 2022 Overview features articles about: Efforts to plan for the future of the city’s tree canopy while removing and replacing ash trees, A new, renewable […]

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City to study traffic signal removal at 91st and Nieman

An intersection that has been controlled by a traffic signal for 40 years may soon become a four-way stop. City traffic engineers are studying the intersection at 91st and Nieman to determine whether traffic flows more smoothly as a four-way stop, rather than a signalized intersection. Currently, the intersection is controlled by a traffic signal […]

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