City of Olathe recognized for excellence in performance management

The International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Center for Performance Analytics has recognized the City of Olathe with a Certificate of Excellence for its performance management efforts.

City of Olathe among KC Chamber’s first list of Certified Healthy KC Organizations

The City of Olathe has been named a “Certified Healthy KC Company” by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. The City is one of 46 area companies, nonprofits, and government entities to receive this designation, recognizing efforts in creating a workplace focused on health and wellness.

Olathe libraries available as cooling centers

In response to the excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service, the Olathe Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management and the Olathe Public Library announces that the libraries are available as cooling centers during regular business hours to offer temporary relief from the heat.

Ability Experience: Journey of Hope Tour Stop Monday, July 13

The City of Olathe will welcome Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity cyclists July 13 during their Olathe tour stop along the Ability Experience: Journey of Hope cross-country bicycle trek.

Mayor Michael Copeland, police officers, firefighters, and members of the City’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board will greet riders during a public cyclist arrival ceremony at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 13 at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road.

Free Summer Concert Series

The City of Olathe is proud to present the 16th Annual Free Summer Concert Series. Families and music enthusiasts will enjoy award-winning artists for five Fridays throughout the summer.  Enjoy live music at Frontier Park on June 19, July 10, July 17 and July 24. The series moves to Stagecoach Park on June 26 as part of Celebrate Olathe – Summer Fling.

Olathe Parks & Recreation summer preview

Summer is here with plenty to keep you active in Olathe! Olathe Parks & Recreation offers music, events, contests, and programs.  Mark your calendar for some of Olathe’s favorite events and activities:

Olathe Parks & Recreation to launch new registration system

Olathe Parks & Recreation will launch Olathe ActiveNet, a new registration system, in early June.  New online system enhancements include the ability to create a wish list, sync activity schedules to your calendar, reserve shelters, and more. 

Olathe Parks & Recreation camps keep kids active

Olathe Parks & Recreation specialty camps are designed to keep kids active throughout the summer. From theatre camp to sport camp to the new Black Rocket Computer Camp including Minecraft, kids of all ages will have fun. Check out the camp options before school is out this week.

Sport court construction begins

Tennis courts at Mill Creek Park and basketball courts at Fairview Park are under construction.

Hedge Lane to close May 27

The temporary Hedge Lane between Surrey Street and Santa Fe will be closing the morning of Wednesday, May 27.  Message boards are posted and detour routes will be marked. The new, permanent Hedge Lane is scheduled to open in early August.

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