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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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Turkey Creek Trail to remain open without repairs

A one-mile stretch of bike and hike trail along Turkey Creek will remain partially open, for now. The trail, which runs parallel to and south of I-35, north of the Cunningham Heights neighborhood, was damaged by a rock slide during major rain events in 2016 and 2017. Since then, an area of the trail surrounding […]

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Overview Winter 2019

“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 2019 features articles about Overland Park’s brand new website Options to stay in-the-know about City business, including weekly emails, social media, and current development information […]

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Municipal Equality Index score celebrates Overland Park’s inclusivity

Overland Park’s Municipal Equality Index score is the highest in Kansas. The Municipal Equality Index examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. The City’s 2019 score is 86 out of a possible 100 points. The Index recognized Overland Park for its enforceable non-discrimination ordinance, inclusive […]

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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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