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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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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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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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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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Save lives by replacing smoke detectors every ten years

A new public service announcement from the Overland Park Fire Department highlights the importance of replacing not just your smoke detector’s batteries, but the device itself. Smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years. In the new announcement, released in conjunction with fire prevention week in Overland Park, Fire Department officials asked Overland Park residents […]

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Planning organization recognizes Forward OP

The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded Forward OP, Overland Park’s community vision and strategic plan, with its 2019 Pioneer award. The award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated creativity and innovation by using planning to meet a community need or solve a public problem. Forward OP was developed in 2018 with a […]

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College Boulevard going on a diet in 2020

The City Council Committee of the Whole gave its endorsement to a plan to add on-street parking and reduce through traffic lanes along College Boulevard between Metcalf and Nall last night. Starting with a study City Council began considering a “road diet” for College Boulevard after adopting the OP Central College and Metcalf Study, a […]

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Warrants cancelled, fees waived at amnesty event

Overland Park’s Municipal Court is participating in a county-wide warrant amnesty event. Individuals with a warrant may appear in court to have their warrant canceled and warrant fee waived during the event, which runs from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. the following dates: September 9-13 September 16-20 September 23-25 Those who appear in court during […]

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New chief information officer to start September 25

Tony Sage is set to become the City of Overland Park’s new chief information officer on Sept. 25, following a national search. “I’m excited to bring my experience to Overland Park. Overland Park has an excellent reputation as one of the top public agencies in Kansas City,” said Sage. “Through strategic technology innovation, I hope […]

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