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Kick off healthy habits in 2021 with 15% off community center memberships

Exercise can improve your physical health and your mental health, and an annual promotion at Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center can improve your financial health. Save 15% when you purchase an annual community center membership, annual group exercise membership, or annual total fit membership during the first 15 days of 2021. […]

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PGA recognizes OP golf pros

Take a lesson at Sykes Lady Overland Park Golf Club or St. Andrews Overland Park Golf Club, and you’ll be learning from the best in the midwest. The PGA Midwest recognizes golf pros from the region every year with its Special Awards. In 2019 and 2020, the PGA Midwest Section recognized three Overland Park golf […]

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Improvements completed at Young’s Park

Grab your racket or paddle and head on down to the new and improved Young’s Park. Parks and Recreation crews recently completed improvements to the east side of the park, which include new pickleball courts. The park, at 7701 Antioch, underwent construction on the improvements this fall. Crews constructed new pickleball courts next to the […]

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Thompson Park receives Excellence in Construction award

The recently revamped Thompson Park is the recipient of a prestigious construction award. The Associated Builders and Contractors of America has honored the park with an Excellence in Construction award for the park improvement project. Associated Builders and Contractors of America’s Heart of America Chapter in Kansas City, Mo. presented the recognition at its regional […]

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Learn about park maintenance with Parks Facilities Technician Kevin Finch

The spotlight is on City staff during the City of Overland Park’s quarterly Staff Spotlight tweet-alongs. The City’s newest tweet-along follows Parks Facilities Technician Kevin Finch as he cleans and maintains parks. Each quarter, City communications staff tweet along with a different staff member to explore their daily tasks, providing a live look at their […]

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Overland Park announces new Parks + Recreation Director

Jermel Stevenson finds that the word “park” in Overland Park’s name is absolutely appropriate. Stevenson will be the city’s new Director of Parks and Recreation beginning Monday, Oct. 5. Prior to moving to Overland Park, Stevenson was the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Corpus Christi, Texas. He also worked in Garland, […]

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Community centers to expand hours of service

Beginning October 1, Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center will expand their hours of operation. Both community centers reopened with limited hours after coronavirus stay-at-home orders lifted in June. Matt Ross Community Center was closed Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center was closed Thursday and Sunday mornings to allow […]

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Fall Festival canceled for 2020

After careful consideration, the City of Overland Park has canceled the Overland Park Fall Festival for 2020. The Fall Festival, which typically takes place the final weekend in September, draws visitors from across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Public health and safety are a priority for the City. To help limit the spread of coronavirus, […]

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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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