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COnTenTS Table of Contents DInInG pg. 18 ShoPPInG pg. 29 reCreatIon pg. 63 6 7 10 16 26 28 34 36 46 48 56 62 70 Welcome above and Beyond. By design. Our Proud Past day Trip recipe For a Food Mecca Facebook Fan dining recommendations downtown Overland Park nerman Museum of Contemporary art Public art day Trip explore the underground railroad on the Western Frontier Family Friendly Overland Park day Trip natural areas never Far away Overland Park Sports alliance Who is the Quintessential kan

Kansas Citys Premier GOLF, TOURNAMENT BANQUET FACILITY Youll enjoy a masterpiece from the mind of worldrenowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. when you challenge our 18hole championship course that promises a demanding and dynamic golf adventure. The course celebrates the beauty of its surroundings and spectacular layout with a multitude of mature trees, sand traps and water hazards, while harmoniously combing lush emerald Zoysia fairways and meticulously manicured greens. D

WelCOMe Welcome to Overland Park T hroughout many diverse cultures of world history, several writers have written of the numerous advantages of travel. Travel breaks down 9001 W. 110th Street, Suite 100 misunderstanding of human values, thoughts and principles. Travel binds Overland Park, KS 66210 human understanding through emotional experiences of spiritual exchanges from 913 4910123 heart to heart. To walk the soil handinhand with a host or hostess of another 800 2627275 place, rather than

WelCOMe Overland Park. above and Beyond. By design. Welcome to Overland Park, kansas, host to over 2.1 million visitors a year. Overland Park is a unique blend of metropolitan amenities and suburban hospitality packaged in a fresh, contemporary setting. Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Overland Park offers an abundance of attractions including over 250 restaurants, great shopping, theaters and over 80 public parks. All of Overland Parks 34 fine hotels offer exceptional cu

area FaCTS General InformatIon City Population......................................... 177,029 Square Miles in Overland Park ..... 75.33 sq. miles Johnson County Population .................... 544,179 Median Age of Population .............. 37.8 years old Population over 25 wBachelors Degree .....57.1 Home Ownership .........................................65.2 Average Home Value .............................. 247,015 Median Household Income...................... 68,519 Unemployment Rate ....

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hiSTOry Our Proud Past in business, technology, housing and transportation, Overland Park lives the 21stcentury life. its roots, however, reach back to 1905, when a builder of railroads tried his hand at real estate on the kansas prairie. He focused on Johnson County, which was just a country cousin to two bigcity neighbors, both named Kansas City. In the early 1900s nearly a quartermillion people lived in those booming urban areas, making money in a myriad of pursuits. For every 13 of those ci

hiSTOry The Overland Theater Overland Park City Hall Interstate Highway Act brought Interstate 35 along with legions of families who could now commute in minutes from new homes in Overland Park to jobs in Kansas City. By then, the Strang Line was only a memory, victim of the automobile and the mobility it provided. For decades, William Strangs unincorporated Overland communities were part of Mission Urban Township, a simple governing structure meant for rural areas. By the late 1950s, the po

Calendar 2012 Calendar OF evenTS Overland Park annual events marCh Overland Park Orchestra Matt Ross Community Center March 11th 913 8956000 Overland Park Farmers Market Celebrate Earth Day Downtown Overland Park April 21st 913 6422222 Dairy Day Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead June 9th 913 8972360 www.artsandrecop.orgfarmstead Jazz in the Woods at Corporate Woods June 15th 16th 913 6615475 may Friends of the Arboretum Spring Plant

Calendar kansas City annual events marCh Holiday Luminary Walk at Overland Park Arboretum Botanical Gardens Farmstead Stampede Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead August 11th 913 8972360 www.artsandrecop.orgfarmstead Safety Day Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead August 18th 913 8972360 www.artsandrecop.orgfarmstead oCtober 15th Annual Pumpkin Hollow Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead September 21st October 25th 913 8972360 www.artsandrecop.orgfarmstead Night of the Living Farm Deanna Rose Childrens F

Calendar may Jiggle Jam Crown Center May 26th 27th 816 9978511 Celebration at the Station with the Kansas City Symphony May 27th 816 4710400 Memorial Day Celebration at Liberty Memorial National WWI Museum May 28th 816 7841918 june Old Shawnee Days Shawnee, KS May 31st June 3rd Symphony in the Flint Hills Leets Pasture Lyon County, KS June 9th 620 2738955 Kansas City

The aMeriCan rOyal Calendar Photo courtesy of Peggy Gander with exemplifying Midamericas heritage T he Kansas City Region is regarded as Americas crossroads for several reasons. As the Westward expansion brought settlers from the east to the west, Kansas City was the focal point for the major trails west. Similarily, as the railroad system developed, Kansas City was a major national hub. Throughout history Kansas City has been a distribution center for commerce and goo

Culinary day TriP reCiPe FOr a The Culinary Center of Kansas City offers over 500 cooking classes each year, more than 250 interactive cooking events including private events and corporate teambuilding, a kitchen retail therapy store called Kitchenology, the Midwest BBQ Institute offering serious educational curriculum and catered events in the art and science of grilling and smoking, Dinners On Demand which is chefprepared frozen dishes for sale, Tuesday Staff Lunch where our chefs show off a

Culinary day TriP Scan this code for a delicious recipe Or visit httpBit.lyopvgrecipe FOr MOre inFOrMaTiOn Aixois 816 3333305 The American Restaurant 816 5458001 Arthur Bryants 816 2311123 Carmens Caf 913 3277115 The Culinary Center of Kansas City 913 3414455 The Drop 816 7563767 Extra Virgin 816 8422205 Fiorellas Jack Stack Barbecue 913 3857427 www.ja

dine Sheridans Unforked Eats Sweets epicurean delights american Adrians Caf 9940 College Blvd. Bob Evans 9102 Metcalf Ave. Burger King 11810 W. 135th St. Chartroose Caboose 10636 Metcalf Ave. Cheddars Casual Caf 11865 W. 95th St. Culvers 8600 W. 135 St. Dennys 10480 Metcalf Ave. The Egg I 8180 W. 135th St. Epicure inside OP Marriott Hotel 10800 Metcalf Ave. Five Guys Burgers and Fries 12025 Metcalf Ave. 913 6619247 913 3412122 913 4920007 913 3

dine The Wooden Spoon, LLC 11823 College Blvd. 913 3459849 913 4516100 Einstein Bros. Bagels 8700 W. 135th St. 913 6810282 913 3382084 913 3832904 913 3396686 913 6961119 913 6429090 913 8512253 913 6619441 913 3818111 913 3458400 913 2398300 913 648540

dine Bar grill Applebees Neighborhood Grill Bar 7901 W. 151st St. Applebees Neighborhood Grill Bar 11000 Metcalf Ave. Barleys Brewhaus 11924 W. 119th St. Birdies Pub Grill 8889 W. 75th St. Blue Moose Bar Grill 9100 W. 135th St. 913 8140031 913 6610441 913 6634099 913 6484011 913 8251777 913 3419464 913 2274688 913 3450131 ww

dine Haywards Pit Bar B Que 11051 Antioch Rd. Smokehouse BarBQue 7121 W. 135th St. The Burnt End BBQ 11240 W. 135th St. Wyandot Barbeque 2 7215 W. 75th St. 913 4518080 913 6851717 913 4518888 913 3410609 China Star 9421 Metcalf Ave. China Town Super Buffet 9545 Antioch Rd. Chinatown 6963 W. 75th St. Chinese Palace 10136 W. 119th St. Dragon Inn 7500 W. 80th St. 913 3818882 913 3819545 913 6488838 913 6633888 www.c

dine Jen Jens Chinese Restaurant 9066 Metcalf Ave. Joy Wok Super Buffet Hibachi Grill 11920 Metcalf Ave. Lucky Chinese Restaurant 9544 Nall Ave. Panda Express 7352 W. 135th St. Panda Express 9090 Metcalf Ave. Pei Wei Asian Diner 9222 Metcalf Ave. Savor Asian Fusion Cuisine 7809 W. 151st St. WokNRoll Express 7000 W. 83rd St. Yummy Chinese 15005 Metcalf Ave. 913 6421838 913 4988888 913 3811536 913 8149686 913 6428889 913

dine Mr. Goodcents Subs Pastas 11748 W. 95th St. Mr. Goodcents Subs Pastas 6760 W. 135th St. Mr. Goodcents Subs Pastas 7580 W. 119th St. New York Dawg Pound 7702 Shawnee Mission Pkwy. Penn Station East Coast Subs 8663 W. 135th St. Planet Sub 12571 Antioch Rd. Planet Sub 6705 W. 119th St. Quiznos Sub 9220 Metcalf Ave. Scholtzskys Deli 12071 Metcalf Ave. Slice Deli Bistro 12560 Quivira Rd. Subway 6957 W. 75th St. Subway 10081 W. 87th St. Subway 9070 Metcalf Ave. Subway 10329 Metcalf Ave. Subwa

dine indian Chilli n Spice 8562 W. 133rd St. India Palace 9918 W. 87th St. Kababesh Grill 10142 W. 119th St. Korma Sutra Cuisine of India 7217 W. 110th St. Masalas Authentic Indian Diner 7301 W. 91st St. Paradise India 7119 W. 135th St. Ruchi Indian Cuisine 11168 Antioch Rd. Touch of Asia 6860 W. 105th St. 913 6813663 913 3811680 913 6961101 913 3458774 913 6498888 913 8140177 913 6619088 ww

dine Johnny Bruscos New York Style Pizza 913 8971188 11228 W. 135th St. Old Town Pizza 14850 Metcalf Ave. Original Pizza of Kansas 11134 Antioch Rd. Papa Kenos Pizzeria 7901 Santa Fe Dr. Pizza Shoppe 7908 W. 151st St. Pizza Shoppe 8915 Santa Fe Dr. Pizza Shoppe 5285 W. 95th St. Rosatis Pizza 9928 College Blvd. Sarpinos Pizzeria 12520 Quivira Rd. Southside Mafia Pizzeria 12627 Metcalf Ave. Spin Neapolitan Pizza 6541 W. 119th St. 913 8979242 913 4519245

dine ginny C. Says Spin neapolitan Pizza Spin Pizza Their pizzas and salads are amazing. And I love the glutenfree crusts Jean k. Says Brobecks and haywards The best BBQ in O.P. is at Brobecks off of Roe Indian Creek Parkway. Their burnt ends and smoked sausage are great choices and everyone raves about their ham salad dip, which is a must try. Haywards BBQ at College Blvd Antioch is a great alternative, especially if you like smoked turkey sandwiches. Just beware the BBQ smell will follow

dine kim S. Says ruchi indian restaurant Seriously The food is DELICIOUS. Try the lunch buffet, it is large and has many selections to make everyone happy. I go every chance I get careful though, for it gets really busy during the weekdays. They have dishes you cant find anywhere else at least not in LA or NYC. If you order dinner I recommend the Aloo Mango Curry and Okra. Delicious Oh yes, and the eggplant pakora They even have a separate vegan menu Shannon J. Says Sheridans unforked Unforked

dOWnTOWn eaT, ShOP Play in historic Downtown overland Park a taSte of the worlD Bring a cultured palette to the many Downtown restaurants, which simmer in unique, multicultural flavors. Try the spirited cuisine at Elsas Ethiopian Restaurant. Visit the taste of Italy at Villa Capri, and glimpse Central America at El Salvadoreno. Neighborhood favorites Dragon Inn and Mr. Gyros bring China and Greece to the table. Look for fine dining at Taste and Intentions Cabaret, and the burgers at The Snack

ShOP WOrld ClaSS ShOPPing Aspen Square overlanD Park ShoPPInG Aspen Square Anchor stores include Von Maur, JCPenney and Backwoods. 135th Street Metcalf Avenue S.E. cornerCigar Tabac, LTD. Large walkin humidor pipes, tobacco, lighters and accessories. Metcalf 103 Center 6898 W. 105th Street 913 3815597 Downtown Overland Park This historic area offers eateries, antiques, art galleries and shops. 79th Street Santa Fe Drive 25squareblock district913 6422222 The Fountains Lux

ShOP Oak Park Mall Regions largest indoor shopping center, this two level mall has a variety of stores, ranging from the finest in fashions to relaxing dining establishments. Features Nordstrom, Dillards and Macys. 95th Street Quivira Road S.E. corner913 8884400 Overland Pointe Marketplace Outdoor shopping anchored by Sams Club, Babies R Us and Home Depot. 135th Street Antioch Road N.E. cornerPinnacle Village Outdoor shopping anchored by DSW, Target, Beauty Brands an

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ShOP Crossroads Community Association 18th Street Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108 816 9949325 Crown Center 2450 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108 816 2748444 The Great Mall of the Great Plains 20700 W. 151st Street Olathe, KS 66061 913 8296277 Historic Downtown Parkville E. 1st Street Main Street Parkville, MO 64152 816 5052227 Independence Center 2035 Independence Center Drive Independence, M

Crown Center 7945 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park, Kansas 913.649.7900 MF 10600 Sat 10530 Tasteful Olive oil vinegar tasting experience Fresh unflavored, fused and infused olive oils aged and naturally flavored balsamic vinegars to taste before you buy Other products include olives, pastas, sauces, spice blends, sea salts, pestos, gift packs, books and more Now Shop Online Downtown OP Partnership Prairie Village Merchants A b ove and B e yond. B y De si g n

arT nerman Museum Of Contemporary art connects visitors with the most innovative art and ideas of our times. The museum serves as a gathering place to experience contemporary art and culture and as a forum to inspire and engage all audiences. jCCC ColleCtIon Forming a permanent collection of works of art is one of the most important endeavors any institution of higher education can undertake to advance the visual arts. Although the significance of exhibitions, publications and educational pro

arT Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art 150 works by emerging and established artists internationally, nationally, and regionally recognized which comprise the core of the museums Permanent Collection. The Oppenheimer Collection is featured within the Nerman Museums second floor galleries. The Collection continues to grow, as new works are acquired each year. Changing exhibits within the Permanent Collection Galleries allow visitors to view differing aspects of this remarkable collection. inter

arT Public art in Overland Park T he City of Overland Park has a strong commitment to establishing and expanding a dynamic arts presence in the community. The Overland Park Public Art Master Plan includes numerous separate arts projects to be installed throughout the city for residents and guests to enjoy. As each phase of the plan is completed, sculpture and art will be displayed throughout the city along major commercial corridors and in city parks. The Overland Park Permanent Art Collection

arT Folly Theater Turnofthecentury theater features variety of productions and concerts. 300 W. 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64105 816 4744444 Gem Theater Seats 500 for jazz masters concert series and theatrical productions. 1615 E. 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 816 4746262 HR Block City Stage at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108 816 4602020 Just Off Broadway Theatre 3051 Penn Valley Drive Kansas City,

arT Performing arts Kansas City Symphony Wide variety of symphonic music educates, entertains and delights all ages. 1703 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, MO 64108 816 4710400 Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Experience extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences such as the Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera and the Kansas City Symphony. 1601 Broadway Street Kansas City, MO 64108 816 9947200 Kemper Arena Seats 18,000 for concerts and sportin

arT Theatre for Young America Live professional theater for young audiences. Union Station 30 W. Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108 816 4602083 Tickets Trilology Cultural Arts Centre Trilogy provides family entertainment with theater, dance, music and visual art productions. 12480 S. Blackbob Road Olathe, KS 66062 913 2544444 Unicorn Theatre Offers exciting and thoughtprovoking contemporary professional theatre. 3828 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64111 816

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nighT liFe enTerTainMenT Kansas City Power Light District Cinemark 20 5500 Antioch Road Merriam, KS 66202 913 7897038 Box Office Dickinson Great Mall 16 Theatre 20060 N. 151st Street Olathe, KS 66061 913 3977469 Dickinson Palazzo 16 Theatre 8601 W. 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66223 913 8147469 Dickinson Westglen 18 16301 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 913 6316132 Glenwood Arts Theatre Metcalf South Mall 9575 Metcalf Avenu

hiSTOriCal day TriP explore the underground railroad on the Western Frontier as the nation expanded westward, so did the underground railroad. The proximity of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa to the slave state of Missouri made them popular destinations for freedom seekers hoping to escape the horrors of enslavement. Follow their journey by visiting the places that tell this history that divided a region, and ultimately a nation. The 1854 KansasNebraska Act which allowed popular vote to decide the s

hiSTOriCal day TriP to Freedom NTF site stand along the Missouri River. Established in 1857, Quindaro translated as bundle of sticks or in union there is strength was originally settled by Wyandot Indians who played an early role in the territorys Underground Railroad. Next to Kansass proslavery settlement of Wyandot, the town was a stronghold of freedom in an otherwise hostile environment. One of Quindaros Underground Railroad operators was a woman suffragist, Clarina Nichols, whose home was re

FaMily Fun Family Friendly If youve never heard of Overland Park, Kansas, theres a reason. Weve been keeping it a secret. But now, its finally time to share this wonderful city that my family and I lovingly call home. Over the last seventeen years weve lived in Overland Park, and have watched our city grow and flourish with familyfriendly activities and events. Im delighted to share my six favorite attractions in Overland Park with you. Ask a local for something fun to do in Overland Park, and

aTTraCTiOnS Childrens Discovery Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum Botanical Gardens Metro attractions 1827 Log Courthouse First courthouse in Jackson County. In 1932, it became the courtroom of Judge Harry S. Truman. 107 W. Kansas Street Independence, MO 64050 816 3217111 1859 Jail, Marshals Home Museum One of the oldest structures in Independence Square. 217 N. Main Street Independence, MO 64051 816 2521892 www.jchs.orgjailmuseum.html 18th Vine Historic Distric

aTTraCTiOnS Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum Woodframe, Gothic Revival cottage was the site of Amelias birth on July 24, 1897. 233 N. Terrace Street Atchison, KS 66002 913 3674217 American Girl Oak Park Mall 11327 W. 95th Street Lower Level Overland Park, KS 66214 877 2475223 American Jazz Museum Come see where jazz all started in this interactive museum. 1616 E. 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 816 4748463 American Ro

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aTTraCTiOnS HarleyDavidson Factory Tour Take a factory tour of Vehicle Powertrain Operations. 11401 N. Congress Avenue Kansas City, MO 64153 816 2708023 877 8831450 www.harleydavidson.comenUS ContentPagesFactoryTours factorytours.html Harry S. Truman Farm Home Walk through President Trumans boyhood home. 12301 Blue Ridge Boulevard Grandview, MO 64030 816 2549929 www.nps.govhstr Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead Jesse James Bank Museum Includes original vault, safe and James family memorabilia.

aTTraCTiOnS Kansas City Board of Trade Observe trading of value line stock index features and the worlds largest winter wheat futures market. 4800 Main Street, Suite 303 Kansas City, MO 64112 816 7537500 Kansas City Gangster Tour Guided tours of several of Kansas Citys favorite oldtime gangster spots. Departs from Union Station. 30 W. Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108 816 4711234 groupgangster.html Kansas City Garment District Museum Tells the story of the begi

aTTraCTiOnS Old Quindaro Museum Information Center Dedicated to the preservation of the AfricanAmerican heritage of Old Quindaro. 3432 N. 29th Street Kansas City, KS 66104 913 2448497 Overland Park Arboretum Botanical Gardens The 300acre arboretum, open all year, is a serene and tranquil place to enjoy nature. More than 200 species of birds, 75 species of trees, miles of trails and multiple gardens can be found there. 8909 W. 179th Street Overland Park, KS 66085 913 685360

aTTraCTiOnS SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. Crown Center 2450 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108 Opening April 2012 Shatto Milk Company Tour this small, family owned and operated dairy farm located just north of the Kansas City metropolitan area. 9406 N. Highway 33 Osborn, MO 64474 816 9303862 Shawnee Indian Mission Stat

OuTdOOr day TriP natural areas never far away most populated county Johnson County may be the most populous county in the state of kansas, but there are still plenty of wild areas to explore, natural areas in which to wander freely, and opportunities to learn about nature. Although it observed its 26th year of operation in 2011, the Johnson County Park Recreation Districts JCPRD Ernie Miller Nature Center pg. 63 in Olathe is still being discovered by longtime residents as well as by visitors

OuTdOOr day TriP Did You Know Shawnee Mission Park has grown to become the most visited park in kansas. Killl Creek Park, Photo Credit Jeff Pierce several areas of prairie restorations. A highlight of the park is a 23acre scenic upland prairie remnant featuring more than 200 plant species, both wet and dry sites, and evidence of two past buffalo wallows. Located on a treesurrounded hilltop, it includes a prairie observation deck. For those wishing for a more immersive prairie experience, The

OuTdOOr indian Creek hike Bike Trail oPen 500 a.m. to 1000 P.m. year rounD The Indian Creek Trail is almost 17 miles long about 10 miles are in OP. The Overland Park portion starts at the Foxhill South Park, 109th Street and El Monte, and follows the creek south and west to the Forest Creek Park, 125th Street and Pflumm Road. A connecting link continues south along Quivira Road toward the Tomahawk Creek Trail via 127th Street and Nieman Road. amenItIeS The trail connects numerous parks with

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OuTdOOr CiTy ParkS Indian Creek Recreation Center Located along the Indian Creek Hike Bike Trail. Twentyfive acres, playground, tables, reservable shelter, eight tennis courts, .69 mile bikehike trail access, restrooms, drinking fountains, parking, concessions, exercise equipment and ADA accessible. 10308 Marty Street Indian Valley Park Twentyfour acres, tables, two tennis courts, soccer field, softball field, roller hockey rink, .84 mile bikehike trail access, drinking fountain, parking and

OuTdOOr Indian Creek Hike Bike Trail Quivira Park Fortyfour acres, playground, tables, reservable shelter, sand volleyball, .63 mile bikehike trail access, restrooms, drinking fountain, parking and ADA accessible. 11901 Quivira Road Regency Lake Park Fourteen acres, playground, small shelter, tables, .46 mile bike hike trail, fishing, parking, drinking fountain and ADA accessible. 14800 Lamar Avenue Roe Park Fortyone acres, playground, tables, reservable shelter, pool, two tennis courts, two

reCreaTiOn Overland Park Sports alliance Overland Park Soccer Complex Scan this code for a video of highlights from our worldclass soccer complex Or visit httpbit.lyopsoccervideo leTS Talk SPOrTS For more than a quarter of a century, Overland Park has played host to in excess of 1.1 million youth, in national and regional competitions, representing over 20 different sports at some of the nations finest amateur athletic facilities. While location plays a role in the success of our sports event

reCreaTiOn recreation in Johnson County 32 Baseball Club of Johnson County Two locations East Complex 18300 W. 87th Street Lenexa, KS 66220 andWest Complex 8000 Monticello Road Shawnee, KS 66226 913 8888055 68 Inside Sports 9111 Flint Street Overland Park, KS 66214 913 8944752 Advanced Laser Tag 2026 E. Santa Fe Road Olathe, KS 66062 913 2549678 AllAmerican Indoor Sports Two locations 9063 Bond Street Overland Park, KS 66214

reCreaTiOn recreation in Johnson County IncredABowl 8500 W. 151st Street Overland Park, KS 66223 913 8511700 Indian Creek Recreation Center Located along the Indian Creek Hike Bike Trail. Twentyfive acres, playground, tables, reservable shelter, eight tennis courts, .69 mile bikehike trail access, restrooms, drinking fountains, parking, concessions, exercise equipment and ADA accessible. 10308 Marty Street 913 8956390 Ironwoods Park 14701 Mission Road Leawo

reCreaTiOn SarKoPar Trails Park 87th Street Lackman Road Lenexa, KS 66215 913 4777100 Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball 19800 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 913 4224070 Shawnee Mission Park 7900 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66219 913 8884713 www.jcprd.comparksfacilities shawneemission.cfm Skate City 10440 Mastin Street Overland Park, KS 66212 913 8886668 Skate World 9800 W. 62nd Terrace Merriam, KS 66203 913 2620711 Smileys Go

reCreaTiOn Public golf Gardner Golf Club 15810 S. Gardner Road Gardner, KS 66030 913 8568858 Heritage Park Golf Course 16445 Lackman Road Olathe, KS 66062 913 8294653 www.jcprd.comparksfacilitiesheritageparkgolf.cfm Ironhorse Golf Club 15400 Mission Road Leawood, KS 66224 913 6854653 Oak Country Golf Course 8800 Scott Drive DeSoto, KS 66018 913 5833503 Painted Hills Golf Course 7101 Parallel Parkway Kansas City, KS 66112 913

reCreaTiOn PrO SPOrTS Kansas Speedway NASCAR Special events include NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Kansas Speedway 300, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. 400 Speedway Boulevard Kansas City, KS 66111 913 3283300 866 4607223 Missouri Comets MISL Season NovemberMarch Independence Events Center 19100 E. Valley View Parkway Independence, MO 64055 816 4782255 Missouri Mavericks CHL Season OctoberMarch Independence Events

evenT SPaCe Meeting Banquet Facilities Many of Overland Parks hotel properties offer space for meeting and banquet use by groups please refer to lodging chart on page 71. Following are additional meeting space options in Overland Park. Abdallah Shrine Ballroom 5300 Metcalf Avenue 913 3625300 Accommodations 350400 people OnSite Catering No American Legion Dwight Cowles Post 370 7500 W. 75th Street 913 4324012 Accommodations 250 people OnSite Catering No

evenT SPaCe Overland Park COnvenTiOn CenTer 6000 College Boulevard 913 3393000 Accommodations All sizes Catering Yes The Center offers 237,000 square feet of meeting space including an exhibition hall, ballroom, seven meeting rooms and an outdoor courtyard. Several features make this convention center the perfect choice for your next social event, business meeting or convention Connected to 412room Sheraton Overland Park Hotel with 20,000sq. ft. of additional meet

reading WhO is the quintessential kanSaS auThOr coordinated the selection of fifteen titles that best represent books written by Kansans or written about Kansas. Here youll find gems for kids, teens and adults. Favorites of mine include Susanna Pitzers wonderfully illustrated Not Afraid of Dogs in which Daniel overcomes his fear of dogs and learns that he does, in fact, actually like dogs. Matt Phelan scored a place on Booklist Magazines Great Graphic Novels for Teens list for The Storm in t

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welcome you A New Space To Sheraton at the 6100 College Boulevard Overland Park, KS 66211 TEL 913 2342100 Business Center Free Continental Breakfast Free High Speed Internet Pets Allowed Pool Super 8 Between I435 Metcalf 10750 Barkley Street Overland Park, Kansas 66211 9133414440 ...a Suite for You FairfieldSpringHill Residence Inn 12010 Blue Valley Pkwy Overland Park, KS 66213 All Suite Hotel All Rooms Feature a Mini Kitchen Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Buffet 12000 Blue Valle

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