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03/18/2016 - 1:22pm
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and Olathe Parks and Recreation Foundation are pleased to announce that Olathe Memorial Cemetery is the recipient of an Interpretive Grant in the amount of $5,000 for the placement of eight interpretive kiosks to be installed in areas of historical significance in the cemetery. »
03/18/2016 - 10:10am
Enjoy an evening of spring fun during Celebrate Olathe – Spring Fling on Friday, March 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E Kansas City Rd. The evening will includes interactive activities, games, face painting and a traditional Easter Egg Hunt. »
02/12/2016 - 4:19pm
School is out, now what? Spring Break is just a few days away, but there is still time to fill the week with fun camps & activities! Check out all of our great program options and click the link to register: »
02/08/2016 - 12:16pm
The International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) presented the City of Olathe Forestry Division the 2015 Gold Leaf Award at the Mid-Western Chapter conference on Thursday, Feb. 4. The Gold Leaf Award is presented to one organization each year for outstanding landscape beautification activities in the community. »
02/08/2016 - 12:16pm
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association recently presented the City of Olathe with a BlueCHIP Award to recognize the Healthy Communities Initiative. The initiative focuses on the total health of Olathe residents through education, support, and physical activity. »
01/25/2016 - 12:00am
Indian Creek Trail from Arrowhead Park to Sheridan Drive is closed until fall 2016 as part of the Indian Creek Flood Control Project. As part of the project, the Indian Creek stream will be realigned to allow water to flow more efficiently through the stream, assisting with flood control during storm events Please follow the posted detour signs during construction, we apologize for any inconvenience. »
01/22/2016 - 4:18pm
Dads, dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of memories with your daughter. The annual Daddy Daughter Ball is Friday, Feb.5 at the Olathe Community Center. This popular event includes food, games, pictures and more. Register online, by phone at 913-971-8563, or at the Olathe Community Center. Space is limited. The 2016 Daddy Daughter Ball is sponsored by Hy-Vee on 151st Street and Olathe Parks & Recreation. »
01/22/2016 - 4:17pm
Join the Olathe Community Garden Partnership for the annual winter Community Garden Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan 23. The morning event will feature speakers from around the region who will discuss growing fruits and vegetables successfully at home. The $5 registration fee includes a free soil test the day of the conference. Register online, by phone at 913-971-8563, or in person at the Olathe Community Center. »
01/19/2016 - 2:51pm
All Olathe Parks & Recreation activities are cancelled for tonight, Tuesday, January 19th which includes youth sports, adult sports, swim lessons and group exercise classes. »
01/19/2016 - 1:50pm
The City of Olathe is seeking volunteers for the Snow Brigade. The program matches elderly and disabled Olathe residents with volunteers who assist with snow removal from driveways and sidewalks when Olathe experiences a storm that produces two or more inches of snow. All individual volunteers must complete a volunteer application and undergo a background check before assignments are made. The program needs more than 60 volunteers to assist those in need this winter season. Interested volunteers are encouraged to visit Volunteer Opportunities. »

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