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Save 15% on community center memberships in 2023

Run, lift or zumba your way into a more fit 2023 with annual memberships to Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. Sign up for a community center membership Jan. 1-15, 2023, and get 15 percent off the membership price. The promotion includes new memberships, and renewal and upgrade memberships for current members. […]

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Landscape awards highlight excellence in design, preservation

Eight local businesses are the 2022 recipients of the Overland Park Legacy of Greenery Committee landscape excellence awards. The committee’s annual award recognizes community organizations for their landscaping based on design, continued maintenance and preservation of existing landscape features. New winners this year include: The Colonial Apartments – 7201-7221 W. 78th Street Dairy Queen – […]

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Strang Park reopens Friday with community celebration

Strang Park will officially open Friday, Oct. 14 with a reopening celebration for neighbors, City staff, elected officials and the community. The City completely renovated the 11-acre park at 89th and Farley, which has been closed since last fall. Park improvements include: Overland Park’s first inclusive playground, featuring a 30-foot tower and slide, a sensory […]

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Farmstead closing temporarily to protect animals, visitors

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead will be closed starting at 3 p.m. today, and all day tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 6, after the deaths of five birds at the facility were believed to have been caused by avian flu. Animal care specialists discovered a sudden death of four geese in the Farmstead’s flock, and one wild duck […]

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Overland Park Farmers’ Market top in the nation

The Overland Park Farmers’ Market is the top Farmers’ Market in the country, according to the 14th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration. Each year, the American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition highlight the important role farmers markets play in communities across the nation while celebrating the farmers, staff, and volunteers that make markets […]

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Public SaveStation available soon at Thompson Park

The City of Overland Park will unveil its first outdoor, publicly-accessible automated external defibrillator on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in Thompson Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive in Downtown Overland Park. The AED is housed in a specially designed, climate controlled cabinet known as a “SaveStation.” It can tolerate extreme weather and will be […]

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Overland Park’s outdoor pool plans for 2022

Overland Park will open three of its five outdoor pools this summer amid a lifeguard staffing shortage. Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center, Young’s Pool and Stonegate Pool will open on Sunday, May 29 during Memorial Day weekend. Bluejacket Pool and Marty Pool will not open this summer. City staff is in the process of hiring more […]

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Farmers’ Market returns to expanded pavilion site

The Overland Park Farmers’ Market will return to 7950 Marty Street this year, but you may notice some changes for continued safe operations. The 2022 market layout will expand the footprint of the overall market out from under the Farmers’ Market pavilion and into nearby parking lots and onto Marty Street. Portions of Marty Street […]

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Save big on community center discounts in 2022

Hit the ground (or the treadmill) running in 2022 with annual memberships to Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. Sign up for a community center membership Jan. 1-15, 2022 and get 15 percent off the membership price. The promotion includes new memberships, and renewal and upgrade memberships for current members. You can […]

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‘Tis the season to be jolly at Thompson Park

With strings of lights, strands of garlands, and a giant Christmas tree, Thompson Park is a picturesque place to be during the holiday season. The park, located at 8045 Santa Fe Drive, has a new festive look this time of year, and it’s a can’t-miss destination for holiday lovers of all ages. This Friday, Nov. […]

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