Thompson Park is a 4.8-acre community park with spaces for gathering, playing, relaxing, working, and more, right in the heart of Downtown Overland Park.
8045 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, Kansas 66204
5 a.m.-10 p.m.
The City updated Thompson Park in 2019 and 2020 after receiving feedback from neighbors and park visitors. Thompson Park was renamed in honor of Downtown Overland Park business owners and philanthropists Frank and Evangeline Thompson.
The Strange Carriage House will be available for reservations in the fall of 2020.
The small shelter at Thompson Park is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The large shelter is available for reservations. Call 913-895-6390 or visit Matt Ross Community Center to make a reservation. It is available on a first-come, first-serve basis when it is not reserved.
The Strang Carriage House was built in 1915 and was one of many buildings located in the area when Downtown Overland Park included an aviation park, airfield and grandstand for barnstorming performances.
Overland Park founder William Strang built his carriage house on the property that is now Santa Fe Commons Park in the early 1900s to house his carriages and cars, and serve as a residence for his driver. The building’s interior was renovated in 2019 and 2020 and it will be available to rent for special occasions.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the park. The outdoor work space includes power to plug devices in and seating and tables for meetings or working.
Learn more about making a shelter reservation, or call 913-895-6390 to reserve a park shelter.