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Meet your new Overland Park City Council

The City of Overland Park welcomed a new City Council Monday night, swearing in four newly-elected members and two re-elected members. Each council member sworn in Monday night was elected during the Nov. 7 election. The City Council is made up of 12 Overland Park residents elected from each of the city’s six wards. Together […]

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City closures around Thanksgiving

The holidays are approaching, and that means spending quality time with family and friends. Please plan around closures at City facilities this Thanksgiving: Closed November 23 Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St.  Tomahawk Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave. Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St.  Closed November 23-24 City Hall, 8500 […]

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‘Twas the week of the Mayor’s Holiday Festival

Join the Mayor as he lights the tree in Thompson Park! Come listen to live music, take your picture with Santa, do some holiday shopping and so much more during this festive evening.  The Mayor’s Holiday Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. this Friday, November 17. ‘Twas the week of the Mayor’s Holiday Festival, when […]

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Mayor’s Message for November 2023

Hear directly from Mayor Curt Skoog about what’s happening in our community in his November video message. This month, the mayor shares: A special, heartfelt message on the Israel/Hamas war, How to get involved in the City’s Capital Improvements Program, And details about the Mayor’s Holiday Festival on November 17. Watch the Mayor’s Message below. […]

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City earns perfect equality score

The City of Overland Park earned a perfect Municipal Equality Index score in 2023.  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 100, the maximum number of points available. “We […]

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Mayor issues letter on Israel-Hamas war, supporting community

Mayor Curt Skoog shares the letter below with the Overland Park community: Dear Overland Park community, I write this open letter to acknowledge and share that many of our neighbors and coworkers are profoundly suffering. This last week, I sat across the table and heard from Palestinian and Jewish members of our community. They shared […]

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Harvest sustainability; Pumpkin composting opportunities in November

From carving spooky faces to baking delicious pies, pumpkins play a significant role in “gourd-geous” fall traditions. But what do you do with your pumpkins once the festivities are over?  Squash the waste! Rather than adding pumpkins to the landfill, drop your pumpkins off at one of the composting opportunities in OP throughout the month […]

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All treats, no tricks: Tips for a spooktacularly safe Halloween

With elaborate costumes, decorations and an abundance of treats, Halloween brings spooktacular joy to people of all ages! Prioritize safety this Spooky Season to ensure a memorable and happy Halloween.  1. Choose safe and visible costumes When selecting the perfect Halloween costume, keep safety in mind: Opt for brightly colored costumes or add reflective tape […]

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Choosing Our Future: Join the City’s comprehensive planning process from home

Participate in the City’s comprehensive planning processes online!  As the City continues its efforts to develop an updated Comprehensive Plan, share your thoughts on different land use and development approaches for example sites across Overland Park. The Comprehensive Plan provides guidance to policymakers considering land use applications like rezonings and special use permits. The City […]

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Mayor’s Message for October 2023

Hear directly from Mayor Curt Skoog about what’s happening in our community in his October video message. This month, the mayor shares details about: Getting involved in the City’s comprehensive planning process, This year’s Mayor’s Golf Tournament and Public Safety Softball Game,  And the upcoming election on November 7. Watch the Mayor’s Message below. […]

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