The City of Olathe received two Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards from the National Association of Government Communicators at its annual Communications School June 7-9 in Washington D.C. The 2015 Budget Infographic received an Award of Excellence in the Infographic category. The Diverging Diamond Interchange video also received an Award of Excellence in the Educational Programs category.
Update: June 13, 2016 - Frontier Pool will open on Thursday, June 16, at 12:30 p.m. Thanks to all pool patrons for your patience during this unanticipated closure!
Are you ready to get #OlatheActive with a chance to win great prizes? Join Olathe Parks & Recreation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to find monthly challenges around Olathe. Complete four of the five challenges by posting pictures using #OlatheActive and you are entered to win a Garmin Nuvi. Participate throughout the year for grand prizes drawn in July, November, and March.
Enjoy the annual City of Olathe Fireworks Display at the College Boulevard Activity Complex (CBAC), 11031 S. Valley Parkway, at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4.
Frontier Pool remains closed as crews work to repair a leak.
All first session swim lessons scheduled at Frontier Pool will be moved to Oregon Trail Pool. Those enrolled will be contacted by City staff to discuss enrollment options.
The City of Olathe is proud to present the 17th Annual Summer Concert Series. Families and music enthusiasts will enjoy award-winning artists on June 3, June 17, and July 15 at Frontier Park, 15501 Indian Creek Trail. The series moves to Stagecoach Park, 1205 N. Kansas City Rd., on July 9 as part of Celebrate Olathe! Summer Fest, a day of music and fun for the entire family.
The summer season officially begins in June at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Rd. Enjoy living history activities and stagecoach rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Beyond regular hours, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm offers many special events throughout the summer.
Your options for fresh produce and other fun finds are ‘growing’ next week! The Wednesday Olathe Farmers’ Market opens for the season on May 18.
Black Bob Bay, Millcreek, Oregon Trail and Frontier pools will open Monday, May 30 at 12:30 p.m.
The Olathe City Council approved entering into a contract to purchase the vacant Hy-Vee building at 135th and Brougham in east Olathe. The 68,000 square-foot-building is envisioned to be programmed for library use and relocation of the Indian Creek Library.