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Thompson Park

Park Overview

Thompson Park is a 4.8-acre community park providing a space for gathering and relaxing in the heart of Downtown Overland Park.


8045 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, Kansas 66204




5 a.m.-10 p.m.

Park Improvement Project

As part of the regular maintenance and improvement of city facilities, features and amenities at Thompson Park are under construction.

Santa Fe Commons Park will be renamed Thompson Park in honor of Downtown Overland Park business owners and philanthropists Frank and Evangeline Thompson.

New Amenities

The Planning Commission approved a final development plan for the park that includes:

  • Two open-air shelters,
  • New restrooms,
  • A performance stage, (pictured right)
  • A water feature,
  • Seating areas,
  • Outdoor working space with wi-fi,
  • A play area, including a crawl tunnel, climbing structure, spinner, swings, and water play.

Project Status

The project is currently in the construction phase and is expected to be complete in early spring 2020.

Construction fences have been placed around the park as demolition begins. For your safety, please avoid the park.

This page will be updated as the project progresses.

Park Amenities


Bike parking

Drinking fountain


Historical feature

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 still stands at the park.

Loop trail




Performance venue

Public art


Small shelter

Reservable shelter

Learn more about making a shelter reservation, or call 913-895-6390 to reserve a park shelter.