Overland Park is the second most populated city in Kansas. It is located in Johnson County, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, and is near Lenexa, Prairie Village and Leawood. As of 2002, the total population was 158,430, a 6.3% gain over the population in 2000.
The city was incorporated as a first-class city in 1960, when its population was 28,085. The city traces its roots back to 1905, with the arrival of its founder, William B. Strang Jr., who platted subdivisions along a military roadway. One of those subdivisions was named Overland Park, and was the site for the first airplane flight in Greater Kansas City, sponsored by Strang, on December 24, 1909.
Web Sites and Links
Convention and Visitors CenterInformation on local attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping. Includes a news bureau, events calendar, photo contest and travelers information.
New Friends of Kansas CitySponsors events, activities, community service and interest groups for women in and around the metropolitan area. Includes contact information.
Overland Park Chamber of CommerceTake a virtual tour of the community. Official site features business and government information and links, career and small business information, publications and services.
Overland Park Economic Development CouncilDemographics and information on starting and owning a business in the area.
Overland Park Fire DepartmentIncludes information and photos on their fire, rescue, medical and hazmat teams, prevention and public education, training, employment and contact details.
Resource Guide - City of Overland ParkHistorical information, facts and figures.
The City of Overland ParkOfficial site. Includes parks and recreation, job listings, police, public works, municipal code, city council and governing body information.