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Overland Park’s outdoor pool plans for 2021

Overland Park’s outdoor pools will open this summer, Parks and Recreation Department officials said, but lifeguard staffing shortages may present a challenge. City staff provided an update on 2021 summer aquatics operations to the City Council’s Community Development Committee on Wednesday night. Officials are hopeful that Stonegate Pool, Young’s Pool and Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center […]

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Thompson Park is award-winning fun

The renovation project at Thompson Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, is catching the attention of regional professional organizations. In late 2020, the Associated Builders and Contractors Heart of America chapter recognized the park improvement project and contractor Mega KC with its “Excellence in Construction” Award. This recognition features construction projects that demonstrate a commitment to […]

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Overland Park named a healthiest employer

The Kansas City Business Journal has named the City of Overland Park one of the healthiest employers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Each year, the journal works with research company Healthiest Employers LLC to assess local organizations based on the culture, planning, communication, programming and reporting of their wellness programs. This year, the journal […]

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OPFD issues 2020 annual report

Overland Park Fire Department’s 2020 annual report is now available. The report provides a snapshot of the department’s year in service, detailing its staffing, accreditation, service areas, training techniques, prevention efforts, department updates and more. In 2020, the department responded to more than 20,000 calls for service – more than 55 calls per day, from […]

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Your input needed on Overland Park’s dangerous dog ordinance

Overland Park’s Public Safety Committee will review the City’s dangerous dog ordinance this summer. After a group of advocates approached the Public Safety Committee asking it to eliminate the breed-specific provisions of the dangerous dog ordinance, members of the committee agreed to study the issue further. Throughout the summer, the City Council Public Safety committee […]

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Overland Park needs your feedback

We’re looking for your feedback about City communications. Beginning next week, about 3,000 households in Overland Park will receive a survey in the mail focused on City communications. The survey is legitimate and will measure your level of satisfaction with the City’s communication efforts. It will also gather your ideas about ways to better communicate […]

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Farmstead to reopen in May

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead will welcome guests back on Tuesday, May 4. The Farmstead will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, beginning May 4. It will be closed on Mondays for additional cleaning. Timed Ticketing Reservations During the 2021 season, guests will make timed reservations online prior to arriving at the Farmstead. […]

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Overland Park releases severance agreement with former police officer

The City of Overland Park has released the resignation and severance agreement between the City and former Overland Park Police Officer Clayton Jenison. Jenison resigned from the Police Department in 2018 after a deadly officer-involved shooting. In 2018, the City determined Jenison had not violated City policy and therefore did not have a legal basis […]

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Overview Spring 2021

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 Spring 2021 features articles about Distribution of $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to businesses and households impacted by the coronavirus. Steps City […]

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New plaques in The Library District enhance neighborhood identity

New plaques bring new identity to a neighborhood near 91st and Farley. Residents in The Library District neighborhood worked with the City to make the plaques a reality. The 10 plaques are located on the sidewalk along a mile-plus stretch of Farley Street and 91st Street, running west on 91st past Pawnee Elementary School and […]

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