Coronavirus Update

In conjunction with Kansas and Johnson County reopening plans, some City facilities are scheduled to reopen soon. Others will remain closed until further notice.

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Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kansas Department of Health and Environment are responding to an outbreak of the coronavirus, a virus strain that was newly identified at the end of 2019.

This page will be updated as new information is released.

Reopening Johnson County

The City of Overland Park is working with the Johnson County Department of Health and Kansas Department of Health and Environment to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak and reopening plans.

Overland Park will follow the phases of Reopening Johnson County, a phased approach to promote economic recovery, health and safety. Learn more about the County’s plan.

City of Overland Park

913-895-6000

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

913-715-2819

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

866-534-3463

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Impact on City Services

CDC recommendations for social distancing and the County’s declarations affect some City service operations.

Unless otherwise noted below, City services are operating normally.

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is scheduled to reopen to Friends of the Arboretum members only on June 10 with temporary operating hours.

Restrooms will be open and cleaned regularly.

Water fountains and concessions will not be available. Members should bring their own water.

The Visitors Center will not be open.

 

City Hall

City Hall is open with restricted public access until further notice. We encourage you to do as much business as possible online or over the phone.

There will be public access to the first floor lobby and City Clerk area only. You can drop pet tag payments off in the dropbox outside City Hall. Packages, plans, and applications can be left at the designated drop off space in the first-floor lobby.

If necessary, please see the first-floor receptionist for assistance.

Upcoming City Council, Planning Commission, and City Council committee meetings will be held via videoconference. Instructions to view meetings are available on each meeting’s agenda.

Community Centers

Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center are scheduled to reopen to members only June 8 with temporary operating hours.

In order to allow for distancing of exercise equipment, room rentals and basketball courts will not be available.

The indoor pools will not be open.

Child Watch will not be available.

Members will be required to sign an additional waiver to use the facility.

Please visit the Matt Ross Community Center or Tomahawk Ridge Community Center pages to see the details of operations during the reopening phase.

Memberships will be extended the number of days the community center was closed to the public.

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is currently scheduled to open July 1.

Farmstead staff have been working on a plan to safely open for our visitors and staff. Please continue to check back for updates about reopening procedures.

Farmers’ Market

The Overland Park Farmers’ Market will operate as an essential food provider at the Overland Park Convention Center on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Learn more about market operations during the coronavirus emergency.

Fire Department

Emergency services are generally operating normally while taking extra precautions to avoid spreading coronavirus.

Lifesaving classes are canceled until further notice.

Golf Clubs

St. Andrews Golf Club and Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club are open with limited operations in order to follow guidance from the Johnson County Health Department.

Please refer to www.golfop.com for details.

Municipal Court

The court is closed. It will reopen June 15.

There are a variety of ways to conduct court business online during the closure. Visit the Court webpage for more information.

Parks + Trails

All City parks and trails are open.

Soccer, football, softball and baseball fields and pickleball and tennis courts are open for non-contact play.

Restrooms, playgrounds and exercise equipment will reopen June 8. Shelter rentals are limited to groups of 45 people.

Splash pads, basketball courts and the roller hockey rink will remain closed until further notice.

Visitors should follow CDC guidelines for social distancing at City parks.

Police Department

The Overland Park Police Department is suspending all non-law enforcement-related fingerprinting until further notice. Station tours and ride-alongs are canceled.

Police Reports

If you have an emergency, call 911.

We encourage you to avoid filing non-emergency police reports in-person. Make a report online or call 913-895-6300 (select option 3) between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. to make a report over the phone. If necessary, dispatch will send an officer to you to make a report.

Pools + Aquatics

Overland Park’s five outdoor pools will not open for the 2020 season.

Outdoor swimming lessons and the 2020 Waves Swim and Dive team season are canceled.

Splash pads are closed until further notice.

The indoor pools at Matt Ross Community Center are closed until further notice.

Recycling Center

Overland Park’s Recycling Center will reopen June 9.

Guests will be required to practice distancing.

Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex

Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex will open June 1.

Giving + Assistance

Assistance Resources

Meal Sites Locator: Use this map to find the nearest resources for food and meal assistance around Overland Park.

Johnson County Website: Food Pantry List

Johnson County Website: Meals on Wheels

Blue Valley School District: Free Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch

Olathe Public Schools Website: Meal Distribution

Harvesters Website: Help applying for benefits

Resources for Giving

United Way of Greater Kansas City: KC Relief 2020

Johnson County Human Services – Food Pantry Amazon Wishlist

An Update from Mayor Carl Gerlach

Hear from Mayor Gerlach about the stay-at-home order and efforts to keep our community moving forward.