Program & Facility FAQs

Thank you for your interest in the Olathe Community Center (OCC). Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about the OCC.

Is Childcare Available?  Yes, child watch will be available for an extra fee of $1 per hour/child for members & $4 per hour/child for non-members during various times throughout the day. Parents will need to be on-site at all times with a two-hour maximum.

We will also offer a child watch package of $10/child/month for members and of $13/child/month for non-members that permits unlimited use of the child watch services when open.

What are Olathe Community Center Hours? Current Hours

What types of programs does the Center offer?Are there day's the center is not open?
Yes, the Olathe Community Center will be closed for the following holiday's: Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving

With the flexibility of space the community Center hosts programs for all age segments of our community. We have the opportunity to offer senior programs, youth and adult enrichment and physical training programs throughout the Center.

What are the age restrictions throughout the Center?
The community center is designed to offer each member of your family a place to learn and grow. Individuals may begin entering the center unsupervised at 10 years old with each amenity having their own age restrictions. View Age Qualifications

What options are available for my 6-9 year old at the OCC?

The OCC will offer a variety of programming opportunities throughout the year for youth ages 6-9. From sports leagues, swim lessons and enrichment programs there are several options available for program registration.

The OCC  also offers a drop-in option during select hours.  KidZone allows parents an opportunity to participate in fitness or adult programming offered throughout the center while their 6-9 year old participates in a variety of rotating activities. Cost is $2.50/hr/child, 10-hour cards can be purchased for $25.00 and 20-hour cards are available for $50. Summer hours are Mon-Fri, 9-11 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.

What is considered a family?
A family is defined as up to 5 individuals residing in the same household. A family membership can include up to 2 adults (18+) and 3 or 4 children (membership cannot exceed 5 total). College students (age 19-24) may be included on a family membership with proof of college enrollment and proof that primary residence is at the membership address.

My family has more than 5, how did the City determine the family membership definition?
When determining the membership options for the community center staff looked at our market research. The research defined the average family in Olathe to be 4.5 individuals to meet with this average the family was then defined as 5. In order to meet the needs of our community the memberships are designed to add additional children for $15 per month/per child (a 65% discount over the individual membership price). Members under the age of 2 are not required to hold a membership.

Are there other options besides membership to access the Center?
Yes, in order to help meet the needs of all users the center will have daily pass options and punch pass options available.

Can I rent space?
Yes, the flexible design of the Center allows for group and private rentals. The Community Center is a great place to host birthday parties, weddings and community and business meetings to list just a few. See Event Rental FAQS

How many full-time and seasonal staff are employed at the Center?
The Parks and Recreation Department hired 13 full-time staff members. Seasonal and part-time staff ranges from 14-18 people.

How do I apply for a job at the community Center?
Please watch for postings on the City of Olathe’s web site - .  If you would like to receive job posting updates please fill out the Job Interest Card and select Parks & Recreation.

Where can I learn more about the Olathe Community Center?.
For center information and details or media inquiries: 913-971-8563