Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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Submit artwork for a chance to plant a tree with the Mayor

Overland Park’s young artists have a chance for their artwork to be featured and recognized by Mayor Carl Gerlach.

The Overland Park Parks and Recreation Department invites students to submit a drawing or painting for this year’s Arbor Day Poster Contest.

Kindergarteners through fourth graders who live in Overland Park can participate.

Artwork should highlight this year’s theme “We All Need Kansas Trees” and include the contest title in the artwork. Please make sure the theme is spelled correctly.

Submissions from first, second, and third-place winners will be on display at Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club

Contest Rules

  • Posters sizes may be 8.5 x 11 inches minimum, to 14 x 18 inches maximum.
  • The student’s first and last name, parents’ name, address, contact phone number, and school, if applicable, must be written on the back of each poster.
  • Entries may be done in marker, crayon, paint pens, watercolor, ink, acrylic, colored pencil, and/or tempera paint.
  • Collages are not acceptable. Do not glue anything on your poster.
  • Computer-generated art, photo-generated art, and printing are not acceptable.

Posters are due by April 30.

Submit Your Poster

Submit your poster online.

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