Overland Park initiated the Neighborhood Conservation Program in 1991 to help sustain aging neighborhoods in the northern part of the city that do not have associations.
Since then, individual residents have organized into groups as a means to connect with neighbors and local government leaders to form partnerships that enrich and sustain the livability of Overland Park.
The neighborhood conservation program helps preserve and enhance these neighborhoods by:
See a map of all active neighborhood organizations and homeowners’ associations that are part of the Neighborhood Conservation Program.
If your neighborhood or association would like to take a more active role in the Neighborhood Conservation Program, contact the neighborhood programs coordinator listed above.
By taking an active role in the Neighborhood Conservation Program, neighborhoods are eligible for resources to support community events and meetings.
It’s easy for Overland Park residents to get involved in the Neighborhood Conservation Program and Neighborhood Executive Committee. The following resources will help neighborhood leaders and associations make the most of the Neighborhood Conservation Program and Neighborhood Executive Committee involvement.
The City provides neighborhood grants to voting, voluntary Neighborhood Conservation Program groups for some expenditures, including:
If you have an idea for a project not shown above, contact the Neighborhood Programs coordinator.
Grants cannot be used for:
To apply for a grant, contact the Neighborhood Programs coordinator.
Active Neighborhood Conservation Program groups can reserve city parks and city or school district buildings for meeting use at no cost. Fill out the online form to request a meeting space.
Neighborhoods are much stronger when they come together. Even if it’s just a few neighbors bringing a chair and a dish to share, a block party is a way to transform a neighborhood into a community. Neighborhood Conservation Program grants are available for block parties.
If you want to have your party in the street, you’ll need to get a special event permit to block off the road safely. Electrical permits and special event permits may be required as well. Apply for these permits online using ePLACE, the city’s permitting system. Use the lawn game request form to borrow entertainment from the city for your event. You can also request a visit from the Overland Park Fire Department by calling 913-895-8400.
In the early 1990s, the city formed the Neighborhood Executive Committee to organize neighborhoods together with the common interest of building relationships. Since then, the program has grown and centered around a “grassroots-style” organization between residents and local government.
The Neighborhood Executive Committee is a group of neighborhood leaders who meet twice per month to discuss issues in their neighborhoods and collaborate with other groups. Homeowners associations are welcome to participate in the Neighborhood Executive Committee.
If your neighborhood would like to take a more active role in the Neighborhood Executive Committee, contact the neighborhood programs coordinator listed above.