Parks Program Looking For Volunteers

The City of Olathe Parks and Recreation Department is looking for people interested in giving their time to the Volunteers in the Parks program.

The program, which began 30 years ago, provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, children, families and groups. They include park and trail clean-up projects, landscaping and gardening, working with special populations, improving habitats for fish and wildlife and historical programming.

Volunteers can adopt a park or trail for long-term projects or participate in one-time tasks. School groups also can participate.

More than 100,000 volunteer hours were logged through the Parks and Recreation Department in 2011. The City is on pace to reach that number again this year.

To volunteer, visit or call 913-971-9720.