Crews from a number of City of Olathe departments have been working since well before sunrise responding to high water throughout the city. A number of areas, especially in southeast portions of Olathe, experienced a 25 to 100 year flood event due to the excessive rainfall. Initial reports suggest over 3.5 inches of rain fell over a brief period of time in areas of the city already saturated from previous showers.
The City of Olathe will open its pools on Saturday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. Black Bob Bay, Frontier Trail and Oregon Trail will operate daily from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mill Creek Pool is open Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm.
The summer season officially begins at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, on Friday, May 24. Enjoy living history activities and stagecoach rides from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Olathe Parks and Recreation is gearing up for Youth Volunteer Week, June 3-7. This program is designed for middle school and high school students to get out in the parks and earn service hours. Projects and location sites will vary each day.
Due to Sunday’s storms, the City of Olathe will take bulk pick-up requests for storm debris collection this week only. The free bulk pick-up service will occur on your regular collection day.
Portions of Santa Fe will close this weekend for paving improvements associated with the ongoing Streetscape Project in downtown Olathe.
Cherry Street to Kansas City Road will be closed Saturday, May 18th. Cherry Street to the west RR tracks will close on Sunday, May 19th weather pending. Detours will be provided during this time.
Beginning in early June, sections of Indian Creek trail between Black Bob and Pflumm will be closed to accommodate construction of the 127th Street Improvement project. Detours will be provided.
The City of Olathe is pleased to announce the release of the 2013 Water Quality Report, now available at Water Quality.
Teams are forming now for the fourth annual Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets croquet tournament on Friday, June 7 at the Olathe North High School soccer fields located near the Mahaffie Historic site.
Summer program enrollment is underway for numerous activities in Olathe. Programs range from sports to science with great activities to fit a variety of interests throughout the summer.