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Your input needed for Farmers’ Market site improvement project

Sept. 29, 2021 Update You can now weigh in on the improvement project virtually via our online feedback form. Sept. 1, 2021 The City of Overland Park is taking the next step in the Farmers’ Market site improvement project and we want to hear from you. Residents, Farmers’ Market shoppers and vendors, and others are […]

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OP plans July 4 fireworks show

The Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular will go on this year, but the fourth of July celebration may look a little different than in past years. The fireworks show will begin around 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 at Corporate Woods Founders’ Park, 9711 W. 109th Street. In past years, the City has hosted entertainment […]

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Arboretum visitor center project moves forward

The City of Overland Park will begin construction on a new visitor center at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens this summer. The new visitor center will add 22,000 square feet of community space at the Arboretum. It will include a cafe, gift shop, exhibits and hands-on learning, and rental spaces for weddings, corporate […]

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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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