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01/06/2014 - 12:00am
Due to the Olathe School District closure all OPR basketball practuces are canceled Monday., Jan. 6. Tae-Kwon-Do will go as scheduled. »
12/10/2013 - 5:01pm
Register Now for Winter Break Lifeguard Training Olathe Parks and Recreation will offer two training opportunities during the winter break. Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instruction classes will be held on December 27 and 28 and January 2 and 3. If you are interested in lifeguarding for Olathe Parks and Recreation this summer or when the Olathe Community Center opens in July, don’t miss this great opportunity. Register before December 13 and save $10 on the registration fee. Learn more about the programs (including pre-requisites) and register or call 971-8563 for more information. »
11/19/2013 - 10:51am
When more than a few inches of snow falls, it can be a chore for anyone to clean drives and sidewalks, but it can be especially challenging for elderly individuals or for those with disabilities. To address the special needs of Olathe residents, the Olathe Snow Brigade program provides snow removal help by matching volunteers to qualified residents who need assistance. »
10/30/2013 - 3:38pm
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm’s Wild West Days is a finalist for the KC Parent’s Family Faves Contest in the Best Kept Secret category. Voting is open until November 15. Visitwww.kcparent.com/Giveaways/VoteKCFamilyFavorites2013/ to cast your vote. Winners will be announced in an upcoming issue of KC Parent Magazine. »
10/07/2013 - 11:03am
The Olathe Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of developing a new 10 year master plan for our parks and recreation system. Community input is a valuable tool in this process and we’re asking for your help as we establish priorities for the future improvement of parks, recreation facilities, programs and services within the Olathe community. We invite you to participate in our online community forum (eTown Hall) now through Friday, Oct. 11. »
10/04/2013 - 9:14am
A limited number of tickets are still available for the popular Fall Historic Cemetery Tours. The tours provide the opportunity to learn more about the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery from Mahaffie staff. »
10/04/2013 - 9:03am
Our crews are busy making improvements around our system. Stay up-to-date with our latest project on our ​Pardon Our Progress page. »
10/03/2013 - 12:00am
The City Parks and Recreation Dept. is in the process of replacing playground equipment at two neighborhood parks in the city: Arrowhead Park 1701 S. Lindenwood & South Down Park 2101 S. Lindenwood. »
09/25/2013 - 3:17pm
Attend the 16th annual Wild West Days Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site. This popular event offers visitors a variety of experiences and live entertainment to provide a taste of life in Kansas during the old west featuring daily arena shows, live entertainment and children’s games. »
09/25/2013 - 12:00am
The Olathe Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of developing a new 10 year master plan for our parks and recreation system. Community input is a valuable tool in this process and we’re asking for your help as we establish priorities for the future improvement of parks, recreation facilities, programs and services within the Olathe community. Please consider attending an upcoming focus group or community forum on Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & Oct. 3. We are hosting focus groups and community forums, these opportunities will help our staff as we work to develop the vision and plan for our system. »

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