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69 Express: U.S. 69 to College exit ramp to close March 27

The southbound U.S. 69 to College Boulevard exit ramp will close Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for girder setting as part of the 69 Express project. Detours will be marked. The Kansas Department of Transportation’s project will build a new express toll lane in each direction adjacent to the existing general-purpose lanes to […]

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Mark your calendars; Your OP Event Guide for April

Fill your schedule with exciting events happening in Overland Park! From family fun and creative workshops to Governing Body and committee meetings, the City’s event calendar is packed with endless opportunities to get involved in your community and make memories with friends and family: Poetry Walk at Strang Park – Daily in April Explore the […]

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Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead opens for the season April 1

Get ready to embark on a learning adventure with furry friends, feathered pals and endless fun as Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead kicks off its season at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 1.  The Farmstead mascot, Ruby the Goat, will greet families throughout the day as the season kicks off with a barnyard bonanza filled with […]

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A basketball rests on the side of the outdoor basketball courts at Cherokee Park while two teenagers play in the background.

Spring into adventure! 10 activities the whole family can enjoy this season

Seeking family-friendly activities as spring blossoms in Overland Park? The City offers endless options for adventure!  Here are ten opportunities for you to explore:  Enjoy the outdoors. Overland Park’s more than 80 parks and open spaces make spring the perfect time to get outdoors! Pack a picnic and take in the beautiful spaces available throughout […]

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Mayor’s Message for March 2024

Hear directly from Mayor Curt Skoog about what’s happening in our community in his March video message. This month, the mayor shares details about: Exciting events happening this spring,   Opportunities to get involved in plans for OP Central, And the upcoming Citywide Survey. Watch the Mayor’s Message below. […]

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Burn ban in effect this April

In April, the State of Kansas regulates burning in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties along with some Missouri counties. The ban aims to decrease smoke levels during the burning of grass and pasture lands in the western part of the state throughout April. During April, Kansas regulations: Prohibit the burning of non-pasture (un-grazed) grasslands. Suspend existing […]

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69 Express: 143rd Street at U.S. 69 to close March 18

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 18, both directions of 143rd Street at U.S. 69 will close for bridge work and roadway construction as part of the 69 Express project. Detours will be marked. Lanes will reopen in June. The Kansas Department of Transportation’s project will build a new express toll lane in each […]

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Spring 2024 Overview arrives soon

Overview is the City’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods and recreational and environmental news. The Spring 2024 Overview features articles about: The City’s comprehensive plan, Framework OP,  A new Multifamily Recycling Program, An upcoming Citywide survey, Hike/bike trail etiquette, Special events […]

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Boost mental and physical health with better sleep habits

Sleep plays a crucial role in both our physical and mental health. Poor or not enough sleep impacts our ability to manage stress, making everyday challenges seem far greater.  The National Sleep Foundation designated March 10-16 National Sleep Awareness Week to emphasize the correlation between sleep and health and well-being. According to the National Sleep […]

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