Pardon Our Progress
Our parks construction crews are busy making improvements to various parks in our system. This page will keep you up-to-date on current construction projects throughout the Olathe Parks and Recreation system. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to new and exciting features.
Park Shelter Improvement at Haven Park
The existing picnic shelter at Haven Park will be removed and a new shelter built in the same location. This construction will begin in November and should be completed by the end of the year 2014.
Park development at 116th and Greenwood (Santa Marta Neighborhood Park)
Construction on the park at 116th and Greenwood in the Santa Marta area continues to make progress. The City construction crews have completed 95% of the concrete sidewalk, the picnic shelter, installed all shrubs and 90% of the lawn areas. Playground equipment is expected to be installed fall of 2014 with the surfacing of the playground to follow in the spring of 2015. Trees will be planted in the fall of 2014 and continue into the spring of 2015. A park dedication is anticipated for the spring of 2015.
The Parks Foundation recommended the name Santa Marta, for this park. The City Council at it's October 21, 2014 council meeting agreed to name this park Santa Marta.
The existing playground at Prairie Center Park will be removed and replaced with a new playground in the fall of 2014. There will also be a new playground installed on the northern section of the site just south of the baseball field complex and west of the parking lot. Both playgrounds are expected to be completed in 2014.
A generous donation by an Olathe family, asked that their donation be used to expand the play ground at Brougham Park. This playground addition will occur in the fall of 2014.