About

Located on either side of Metcalf between 78th and 83rd streets in the heart of Overland Park, Downtown Overland Park is an integral part of our community's heritage. Situated on the historic Santa Fe Trail, it originally bustled with horse-drawn traffic, the famous Steam Electric Interurban Railroad Line, gravel streets, a dance hall, restaurant, dry goods store, blacksmith shop, an aviation park and other popular amenities that people enjoyed daily.

 

The City of Overland Park traces its roots back to 1905 with the arrival of its founder William B. Strang Jr., who platted subdivisions along a military roadway. Strang envisioned a "park-like" community that was self-sustaining and well planned. He also sought strong commerce, quality education, vibrant neighborhoods, convenient transportation and accommodating recreational facilities. Strang named one of his subdivisions "Overland Park."

In the early 1990s, city officials began focusing their efforts on renovating the historic downtown area. The Clock Tower Plaza was dedicated, and the Farmers’ Market Pavilion was constructed.

Downtown Today

More than a century later, Downtown Overland Park's charming past and small town flavor have grown into a modern and vast array of nearly 300 locally owned and operated businesses. The area is known as a strong community, focused on great food, the arts, and friendly local businesses lining the walkable streets and close-knit buildings.

About the Downtown Overland Park Partnership

The Downtown Overland Park Partnership is a non-profit organization contracted by the City of Overland Park to advance the marketing, recruitment, physical enhancement and continued redevelopment of Downtown Overland Park. The Partnership serves as a liaison between businesses, the City of Overland Park, the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, and the community as a whole.

Contact Information

Downtown Overland Park Partnership
7315 W. 79th St.
Overland Park, KS 66204
Phone | (913) 642-2222
Fax | (913) 642-2296

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
By Appointment Only | Please Call (913) 642-2222 to schedule.

Saturday and Sunday:
Closed

There may be times when the office is closed for off-site meetings. In these instances, we will post a note on the front door with an estimate of when we’ll reopen.

Staff

Mary Cyr, Executive Director
Kaitie Hartmann, Marketing & Events Coordinator

2020 Board of Directors

Past President: Hal Shapiro | REAL Property Group | (816) 918-8517
President: Travis Lindemoen | nexus IT Group | (913) 579-2603
Vice President: Elaine Johnson | Harper's Fabric & Quilt | (913) 648-2739
Treasurer: Janiece Vohland | Strang Line Neighborhood | (913) 706-8910
Secretary: Natalie Scott | EPC Real Estate Group | (913) 302-6837
April Zobel | The Andersons Inc.
Brenda Sharpe | REACH Healthcare Foundation
Tim Crough | Move Right KC | (913) 481-7594
Holly Grummert | Overland Park City Council
Kate Gunja | City of Overland Park
Tim Holverson | OP Chamber of Commerce | (913) 766-7607
Laura Laiben | The Culinary Center of Kansas City | (913) 341-4455
Paul Lyons | Overland Park City Council | (913) 895-6000
Dana Markel | Visit Overland Park | (913) 491-0123
James Shetlar | Law Firm of James Shetlar | (913) 579-2539
Terrie VanZandt-Travis | Growing Futures
Paula Yoakum | Central Bank of the Midwest

Welcome Back!

Starting Monday, May 11th, Downtown Overland Park businesses will be following the Reopen Kansas Framework presented by Governor Kelly. This will look different for each of our restaurants, retailers, and service providers, but we'll continue to share how you can support Downtown OP via our COVID-19 Resource. We're so grateful for this community, and we look forward to seeing you again in person soon.

 

SUPPORT NOW!

 

We will continue to provide updates via social media and our website, but for now, know that your friends in Downtown Overland Park are hard at work collaborating on best practices with our partners in the community.

 

Additional Resources

 Support Downtown Overland Park Businesses! |  Johnson County Department of Health and Environment | Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas