For the 2023 school year, there are 37 public schools serving 20,397 students in Overland Park, KS (there are 23 private schools, serving 3,907 private students). Overland Park has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kansas. Our Ward 4 has residents in both the Blue Valley and the Olathe School Districts. Additionally, the Edward Campus of the University of Kansas is located in our ward to offer easy access for undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates.
Overland Park maintains more than 83 parks and open spaces, including four small lakes where families can fish. In Ward 4, we have the world famous Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.
We’re a soccer Ward. The city’s dedication to keeping children healthy and active is perhaps best represented by the $36 million Overland Park Soccer Complex, which includes 12 lit fields and a cooling system that keeps the synthetic turf at comfortable temperatures during hot afternoons. The complex helped Overland Park earn the top spot on the list of the Best Soccer Cities.
We are fortunate to have two great golf courses here in Ward 4. Sykes/Lady is the most-played golf course in the Kansas City metro, offering a wide range of play with 27 regulation golf holes (South, North and West), along with a challenging 9-hole, Par 3 course. St. Andrews is the most popular 18-hole golf course in the Kansas City metro. Golfers enjoy this “Ozark-feeling” tree lined course that challenges both novice and experienced golfers with five sets of tees.
Ward 4 Map
Ward 4 includes a large portion of western and southern Overland Park, stretching from Pflumm on the west to Antioch on the east, from 119th on the north to 151st on the South. The full city map with all 6 wards can be found on the Overland Park website.
Other Ward Matters
Curious about the future? Need to know about the 69 Highway changes? Want to understand what is happening nearby? There are many resources that you can access to better understand your Ward and your city. We are highlighting a few here:
- What is the plan for chip seal and the associated 3/8-cent sales tax ballot for infrastructure? OP Moves.
- Appraisals have jumped up to 25%. Look up your appraisal and your neighbors to benchmark, and see where the property taxes are spent at this JoCo Property Dashboard.
- Citywide Surveys of key issues in our community.
- Comprehensive Plan – The comprehensive plan is a policy guide that describes, via text and graphics, the City’s intentions for directing future land development. The plan is comprehensive, and covers issues such as population, housing, and economic trends that could influence land development in Overland Park.
- FrameworkOP – a community-driven process to update Overland Park’s comprehensive plan.
- FowardOP – a process to develop a community vision and strategic plan that will outline a path of continued success for the next 20-25 years.
- Police Transparency. I received a demonstration of the Overland Park Police Department’s transparency features of their website. The information shared includes data on anti-bias, body-worn cameras, budget, arrests, crime, de-escalation and other key areas. You can see the information organized on the city website.
- OpCares is a fast and easy way to report common non-emergency concerns, including street repairs, property code violations, and more.
- Subscribe to our Ward 4 Newsletter
- Visit our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
- Register for City Newsletters