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The search is on for Overland Park’s most-spirited holiday home

The City is looking for Overland Park’s most-spirited holiday home! Overland Park residents, submit a photo of the outside of your home decorated for the holidays, to be considered for the Most-Spirited Holiday Home contest. It could be lights, garland, wreaths, inflatables, or other decorations, on your porch, driveway, deck, or yard. We’ll share the […]

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Renovations to begin at City Hall

Renovations will begin soon on the second floor lobby of City Hall where Public Works and Planning and Development Services staff serve residents and business owners. The project will replace front counters, add a new conference room, and update the look of the upstairs lobby. It will also increase security and enhance customer service. After […]

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Snow crews preparing for potential of snowy winter

Overland Park’s snow crews are preparing for the upcoming winter. Plow drivers are practicing this month on an obstacle course near the old Metcalf South Mall site at 97th and Metcalf. The course is meant to help drivers prepare for the agility and maneuvering required to drive a plow truck, and for the technical skills […]

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Overland Park Council chamber filled with residents waiting speak on non-discrimination ordinance at community development committee meeting

Mayor calls meeting to discuss non-discrimination ordinance

Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach is calling for a special meeting of the City Council Committee of the Whole at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7 at City Hall to discuss a proposed non-discrimination ordinance. Mayor Gerlach is bringing forward a proposal following a Sept. 4, 2019 meeting of the City Council’s Community Development Committee, […]

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Planning organization recognizes Forward OP

The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded Forward OP, Overland Park’s community vision and strategic plan, with its 2019 Pioneer award. The award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated creativity and innovation by using planning to meet a community need or solve a public problem. Forward OP was developed in 2018 with a […]

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College Boulevard going on a diet in 2020

The City Council Committee of the Whole gave its endorsement to a plan to add on-street parking and reduce through traffic lanes along College Boulevard between Metcalf and Nall last night. Starting with a study City Council began considering a “road diet” for College Boulevard after adopting the OP Central College and Metcalf Study, a […]

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OP hosts lecture on the small scale development movement

On August 13, 2019 Overland Park held a public lecture at the Overland Park Convention Center on increasing housing choices through small scale development. This lecture and discussion of small scale development are part of a larger effort by the City of Overland Park to conduct a preliminary review of its policies that support different housing products. […]

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Welcome to the new opkansas.org!

The City of Overland Park has a new website that will better serve residents, businesses, and visitors in our community. The primary goal of the website project was to give www.opkansas.org an updated look and feel. The City’s website was last fully redesigned in 2008. The updated site includes more images and video, is easier […]

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OPCares update makes service requests easier

OPCares, the city’s online customer service tool, is now easier to use and provides more information than ever. OPCares is the place to submit service requests to the city. You can report a tree limb down at a park, request a street light bulb replacement, or see a pothole fixed on your street. Over the last several […]

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Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead open for 2019 season

The 2019 season at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead begins April 1. Visit the Farmstead to see what’s new for the season: Pollinator garden plants, meant to attract bees and other pollinators as part of the Bayer Feed a Bee Initiative Bio-gen, a new hydroponic “grow deck” that will allow Farmstead staff to grow their own feed […]

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