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Pilot program invites e-bikes to City’s bike and hike trails

Overland Park’s bike and hike trails are now even more accessible, thanks to an e-bike pilot program. E-bikes are bicycles with small electric motors integrated into the frame. Riders can pedal e-bikes like a regular bicycle, or use the motor to ride farther, faster, and up challenging hills. Until this summer, e-bikes, along with other […]

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Outdoor pools to remain closed for 2020 season

In the interest of public health and safety, Overland Park’s five outdoor public pools will not open for the 2020 summer season. The Overland Park City Council voted Monday night to keep Bluejacket, Marty, Stonegate, and Young’s Pools and Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center closed. All five outdoor pools were scheduled to be open Memorial Day […]

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Overland Park Drive-Thru Farmers’ Market to open as essential food source

The Overland Park Drive-Thru Farmers’ Market will open April 25 at the parking lot of the Overland Park Convention Center. A drive-thru format will provide minimal to no-contact shopping, minimizing the risk of spreading coronavirus to vendors and customers. Vehicles will follow a one-way path through the parking lot to the north of the convention center. Shoppers […]

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Submit artwork for a chance to plant a tree with the Mayor

Overland Park’s young artists have a chance for their artwork to be featured and recognized by Mayor Carl Gerlach. The Overland Park Parks and Recreation Department invites students to submit a drawing or painting for this year’s Arbor Day Poster Contest. Kindergarteners through fourth graders who live in Overland Park can participate. Artwork should highlight […]

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Club 27 named Golden Fork Award winner

The restaurant at Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club‘s has a menu worth its weight in gold, according to Golf Inc. Magazine. The magazine named Club 27 first-place winner in its 2020 international Golden Fork Award competition. The competition highlights the best of the best dining facilities at public and private golf clubs around the world. “What a great […]

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Save on community center memberships in 2020

Save 15 percent on a community center membership for 2020 when you purchase it during the first 15 days of the year. From January 1 through 15, 2020, Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center will offer discounts on annual facility and group exercise memberships. That’s a near $50 savings on an adult […]

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Holiday tree recycling locations now open

For an even greener holiday season, drop off your real holiday tree at one of the City’s drop-off recycling locations. Remove all decorations and equipment, including the tree stand, tinsel, lights, and ornaments. Leave your tree at one of four designated locations in Overland Park: Young’s Park – 7701 Antioch Indian Creek Recreation Center – 10308 Marty […]

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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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Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead open for 2019 season

The 2019 season at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead begins April 1. Visit the Farmstead to see what’s new for the season: Pollinator garden plants, meant to attract bees and other pollinators as part of the Bayer Feed a Bee Initiative Bio-gen, a new hydroponic “grow deck” that will allow Farmstead staff to grow their own feed […]

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