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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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Overland Park releases severance agreement with former police officer

The City of Overland Park has released the resignation and severance agreement between the City and former Overland Park Police Officer Clayton Jenison. Jenison resigned from the Police Department in 2018 after a deadly officer-involved shooting. In 2018, the City determined Jenison had not violated City policy and therefore did not have a legal basis […]

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Overview Spring 2021

Overview is the city’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods, recreational and environmental news. The Overview Spring 2021 features articles about Distribution of $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to businesses and households impacted by the coronavirus. Steps City […]

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New plaques in The Library District enhance neighborhood identity

New plaques bring new identity to a neighborhood near 91st and Farley. Residents in The Library District neighborhood worked with the City to make the plaques a reality. The 10 plaques are located on the sidewalk along a mile-plus stretch of Farley Street and 91st Street, running west on 91st past Pawnee Elementary School and […]

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Mayor to highlight heroes of 2020 and priorities for 2021 and beyond

Mayor Gerlach will present his 2021 State of the City speech virtually at noon on March 3, 2021. Wednesday’s speech, hosted by the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, will address top priorities and projects and major events for Overland Park, including: Recognizing heroes risking their lives to provide community services during the coronavirus pandemic, including […]

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City commemorates response to the coronavirus pandemic

To commemorate the response to the coronavirus pandemic over the past year, the City of Overland Park would like to honor those who have served on the frontlines. Mayor Carl Gerlach issued a proclamation at Monday night’s City Council meeting for Heroes Week, which will take place from March 7-13. In the proclamation, he thanked […]

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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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City conserving energy during extreme cold

The City of Overland Park is doing its part to prevent unplanned energy outages during the extreme cold temperatures this week. The Governor’s State of Emergency proclamation for extreme cold temperatures requests Kansans take steps to conserve both electric and gas power. The City’s Facilities Management Division is lowering temperatures at all City facilities to […]

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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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No changes to recycling requirements in Overland Park

There will be no major changes in weekly curbside recycling requirements for solid waste haulers in Overland Park any time soon. Last night, Overland Park’s Community Development committee heard a request from Waste Management, which, along with many other private businesses, provides curbside trash and recycling services to Overland Park residents. Waste Management requested the […]

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