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Overland Park’s outdoor pool plans for 2021

Overland Park’s outdoor pools will open this summer, Parks and Recreation Department officials said, but lifeguard staffing shortages may present a challenge. City staff provided an update on 2021 summer aquatics operations to the City Council’s Community Development Committee on Wednesday night. Officials are hopeful that Stonegate Pool, Young’s Pool and Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center […]

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Thompson Park is award-winning fun

The renovation project at Thompson Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, is catching the attention of regional professional organizations. In late 2020, the Associated Builders and Contractors Heart of America chapter recognized the park improvement project and contractor Mega KC with its “Excellence in Construction” Award. This recognition features construction projects that demonstrate a commitment to […]

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Farmstead to reopen in May

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead will welcome guests back on Tuesday, May 4. The Farmstead will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, beginning May 4. It will be closed on Mondays for additional cleaning. Timed Ticketing Reservations During the 2021 season, guests will make timed reservations online prior to arriving at the Farmstead. […]

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Kids, submit your Arbor Day artwork

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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Open-air Farmers’ Market to return in April

The Overland Park Farmers’ Market will reopen for the 2021 season on Saturday, April 17, as an essential food provider. The City is proud to bring the open-air, distanced, walk-up market concept back to Matt Ross Community Center this spring.  Safe, popular market option While the coronavirus pandemic prompted many changes in market operations in […]

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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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