The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the recreational amenities that make Overland Park a great place to live, work and play.
The parks and forestry division is responsible maintaining and growing the City’s parks and public spaces.
Crews maintain more than 40 annual and perennial beds, plant several hundred trees a year and remove dead and hazardous trees. They work hard to maintain our urban forest and beautify the city with flowers and foliage. The parks and forestry division also handles mowing of the City’s open spaces and lawns.
Park and forestry also work to improve and update existing park amenities and introduce new park spaces to the community, according to the parks master plan.
With a focus on health and wellness, the Parks and Recreation Department offers high quality, affordable and convenient facilities and recreational and leisure activities for the whole family.
See a complete list of all parks in Overland Park, and learn about the amenities at each park.
The Indian Creek and Tomahawk Creek bike and hike trail provides miles of open and green space connecting the city’s parks, neighborhoods, schools, recreation facilities, and more.
The parks master plan addresses current and future outdoor and recreational needs of Overland Park’s parks system, including trails, parks, community centers, recreational activities, and more.
Join us for a workout, get together with loved ones, or drop in for a class at one of two Overland Park community centers.
See more than 250 animals and birds, learn about gardens and crops, and connect with the history and heritage of a Kansas farm.
Visit 300 acres of gardens, ponds, hiking trails, prairie, and more that serve as an educational, recreational, and cultural resource for the region.