Thompons Park

Gather, play, relax, work, and more, in the heart of Downtown Overland Park.

Thompson Park Overview

Thompson Park is named after Downtown Overland Park business owners and philanthropists, Frank and Evangeline Thompson.

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Thompson Park is a 4.8-acre community park with spaces for gathering, playing, relaxing, working, and more, right in the heart of Downtown Overland Park.

Thompson Park re-opened following extensive renovations in the summer of 2020. Located on the main drag of Downtown Overland Park, the park now features two open-air shelters, new restrooms, a performance stage, seating areas, outdoor grilling area, picnic tables, outdoor working space with wi-fi, a playground area, including a crawl tunnel, climbing structure, spinner, swings, and water play.

Address: 8045 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park, Kansas 66204
Phone: (913) 327-6630

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Strang Carriage House

Originally built in the early 1900s to store carriages and automobiles for Overland Park founder William Strang, the Thompson Park Carriage House is a modern industrial space that includes remnants of the past, perfect for an intimate event.

Renovations at the Carriage House in 2020 included refurbishing the building’s tile roof and limestone walls; the addition of cedar beams reminiscent of carriage houses of the era; updating the interior with walnut bartops sourced from nearby Sapling Gove Park, a cedar wall backdrop and industrial finishings; and the addition festoon and warm industrial lighting to provide a warm ambiance for your event. Refurbished original carriage house doors allow your event to remain private to the Carriage House, or flow into the park.

The Carriage House is available for reservations. The Carriage House is $50 per hour to rent, with a four-hour minimum. Call 913-895-6390 or visit Matt Ross Community Center to make a reservation.

Learn more about Thompson Park by visiting the City of Overland Park Kansas website.

The large shelter is available for reservations. It is available on a first-come, first-serve basis when it is not reserved. Call (913) 895-6390 or visit the Matt Ross Community Center website to make a reservation.

The small shelter at Thompson Park is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Park Amenities

Bike parking

Carriage House 
The Strang Carriage House was built in 1915 and was one of many buildings located in the area when Downtown Overland Park included an aviation park, airfield and grandstand for barnstorming performances.

Drinking fountain


Historical feature
Overland Park founder William Strang built his carriage house on the property that is now Santa Fe Commons Park in the early 1900s to house his carriages and cars, and serve as a residence for his driver. The building’s interior was renovated in 2019 and 2020 and it will be available to rent for special occasions.

Loop trail

Outdoor Work Space
Wi-Fi is available throughout the park. The outdoor work space includes power to plug devices in and seating and tables for meetings or working.



Splash Pad


Performance venue

Public art


Small shelter

Reservable shelter

To learn more about making a shelter reservation, call (913) 895-6390 or visit the Shelter Reservation page on the City of Overland Park website to reserve a park shelter.

Upcoming Events

Fri, Jul 29, 2022, 7:00 PM
Sun, Jul 17, 2022, 11:00 AM

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