Veterans Memorial Park

A park to honor the men and women who love their country and have stood in harm's way as sentinels of our freedom.

History:  One Friday evening in 2000, a small group of veterans met at the American Legion Post 153 in Olathe. As the discussion went, they were talking about the several military heroes from Olathe. When medal of Honor recipient Stanley T. Adams was brought up, the idea of a Veterans Park took place.

The 8 acre Olathe Veterans Memorial Park was constructed and dedicated in 2001.  The park was completed through partnership arrangements with the American Legion Post 153.

Location:  The park is located near the intersection of Harrison and Old 56 Hwy.

Address:  1025 S. Harrison


  • 1/8 mile Memory Path
  • Memorial Plaza
  • Tree Tour



  • Five-point Sentinel Monument, each point representing a branch of the service
  • POW/MIA Monument
  • Four Chaplains Memorial
  • Stanley T. Adams Memorial
  • Memorial Plaza

The Trees of Veterans Memorial Park:

The City of Olathe and the Olathe Garden & Civic Club would like to welcome you to the Veteran’s Memorial Park Tree Tour, spotlighting 23 trees that call this park “home”.  The trees and path are marked for your convenience.

Did you know that over 23 different varieties of Oak trees are growing in this park?  All of them planted to represent the strength found in our American military men and women, and to honor their service to Our Country.

The Olathe Garden & Civic club would like to thank our City Arborist, Rick Spurgeon, and the City Parks Department staff for their knowledge, assistance, development and completion of this Tree Tour.

We would also like to thank Club members Tressa Pitts, Pat Davis, and Eleanor Carse for their many years of commitment to this project.

Olathe is also home, at another site, to the award winning National Champion Soapberry Tree.  This magnificent tree can be found on the northeast corner of Ridgeview and 106th Street.

Download "The Trees of Veterans Memorial Park"  and take a peaceful walk around the Veterans Memorial Park and discover and enjoy 25 different trees in this 8 acre park. A complete description of the trees to help in your identification, you can download The Complete Description of the Trees of Veterans Memorial Park.

For the tree enthusiasts who enjoy a challenge, we also have a Tree Tour for Geocaching in Veteran's Park. To find 25 trees using the GPS coordinates, please download our Geocaching Tree Tour.