Bietigheim-Bissingen Park

Or “B-B Park”

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.


Mike Burton
Parks & Forestry Manager

Preferred Site Plan

Design elements will be finalized and submitted to the Governing Body for approval in 2023.

Community Engagement & Steering Committee

The City of Overland Park held three public meetings during the engagement and design phase of BB Park:

  • April 12, 2023
  • May 15, 2023
  • June 14, 2023

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.


What to Expect

Potential Park Amenities

  • Playground
  • Multi-use trail
  • Shelter
  • Restrooms
  • Water feature
  • Creek overlook


  • Entry plaza
  • Games
  • Open lawn
  • Parking
  • Picnic tables
  • Garden

Anticipated Timeline

April-June 2023

Engagement & Concept Design


Design Development


Construction Documents


December 2023-February 2024

Permitting and Bidding

Spring 2024

Begin Construction

Spring 2025

Grand Opening

About Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany


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:

  • Its 500-year-old city tower,
  • Sculptures, including the “Tower of Grey Horses” (Turm der grauen Pferde),
  • Art gallery,
  • Public libraries,
  • And more!