Potential Park Amenities
- Multi-use trail
- Water feature
- Creek overlook
- Entry plaza
- Open lawn
- Picnic tables
A new public park is on the way to south Overland Park at 159th and Quivira named in honor of our sister city in Germany, Bietigheim-Bissingen (pronounced BEE-tig-hime BISS-en-jen).
Overland Park established a formal sister city relationship with Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany in 1999. The relationship began more than 20 years ago with the exchange involving the Bietigheim-Bissingen and Shawnee Mission South High School music schools and the orchestra. Since then, Overland Park and German officials have been working together to establish economic development opportunities for the two communities, in addition to furthering cultural and educational ties.
Bietigheim-Bissingen (B-B) Park will incorporate architectural and cultural inspirations from Overland Park’s sister city. Additional details, final design renderings and photos will be added to this page.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024.
Parks & Forestry Manager
Design elements will be finalized and submitted to the Governing Body for approval in 2023.
The City of Overland Park held three public meetings during the engagement and design phase of BB Park:
During Plan Your Park meetings, residents asked questions, provided input on design concepts and prioritized park amenities.
A steering committee comprised of community leaders and architects combined feedback gathered during community engagement efforts with architectural designs and features of Bietigheim-Bissingen to create the B-B Park preferred site plan.
Engagement & Concept Design
Permitting and Bidding
In 1975, the two cities of Bietigheim and Bissingen joined together as one city. Bietigheim-Bissingen is 15.5 miles north of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg, one of 16 states in Germany. Approximately 42,500 people call Bietigheim-Bissingen home.
A redeveloped, historic city, Bietigheim-Bissingen is known for: