Thompson Park

Park Overview

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.

Park Amenities


Bike parking

Carriage House

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.

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’s interior was renovated in 2019 and 2020 and it will be available to rent for special occasions.

Loop trail

Outdoor Work Space

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.




Restrooms at this part are open year-round.

Splash Pad

Splash pads are free to use and are open May 1-Sept. 30 during normal park hours, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Splash pads may occasionally be closed for weather or maintenance.

Activate the splash pad by pressing the button on the nearby pole.


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.