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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9/11 Memorial

Overland Park’s 9/11 Memorial honors those lost on Sept. 11, remembers their sacrifices, and teaches future generations about the tragic day.

At the memorial you will experience

  • A 14-foot, 2.5 ton steel beam from ground zero.
  • Four educational panels that include information from the 9/11 Commission Report tell the stories of each downed flight.
  • A victim’s panel which lists the names of those who died.
  • A weeping wall fountain that represents those who survived.
  • Granite tiles pulled from the World Trade Center after the attacks.
Address

12401 Hemlock
Overland Park, KS 66213

Phone

913-895-8400

Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission

Free

History

In 2009, Overland Park firefighter Trevor Miller and Capt. Paul Bishoff made an application to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey for a piece of steel from the fallen World Trade Center towers.

MIQ Logistics volunteered to deliver the piece of history and SFS Architecture designed the memorial.

More than a dozen other companies and individuals volunteered time and resources to build the 9/11 Memorial.

The city of Overland Park is honored to be the caretaker of the 9/11 Memorial, and is grateful to all the companies and people who provided an invaluable contribution to a lasting tribute that will serve as a reminder for decades.