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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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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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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Overland Park goes red for the Kansas City Chiefs

You can feel it in the air and see it on the streets. The excitement is growing in Overland Park in honor of the Kansas City Chiefs and the team’s first trip to the Super Bowl in 50 years. At tonight’s City Council meeting, Mayor Carl Gerlach will read a proclamation recognizing the team’s excellent […]

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OP named a best city to raise a family

Overland Park is a top city in the nation to raise a family, according to real estate website Niche. Niche ranked Overland Park the sixth best city in the country to raise a family, thanks to its public schools, housing, entertainment, diversity, cost of living, commute times, access to outdoor activities, and more. Families will […]

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