The Veterans Memorial Park honors the men and women who love their country and have stood in harm's way as sentinels of our freedom.
The park is located near the intersection of Harrison and Old 56 Hwy.
- Memory Path
- Tree Tour
- 0.2 mile walking trail loop
- Five-point Sentinel Monument; each point represents a branch of the US Military.
- POW/MIA Monument
- Four Chaplains Memorial
- Stanley T. Adams Memorial
- Memorial Plaza
One Friday evening in 2000, a small group of veterans met at the American Legion Post 153 in Olathe. As the discussion went, they were talking about the several military heroes from Olathe. When medal of Honor recipient Stanley T. Adams was brought up, the idea of a Veterans Park took place.
The eight acre Olathe Veterans Memorial Park was constructed and dedicated in 2001. The park was completed through partnership arrangements with the American Legion Post 153.
The Trees of Veterans Memorial Park:
The City of Olathe and the Olathe Garden & Civic Club pioneered the Veteran’s Memorial Park Tree Tour, spotlighting 23 trees that call this park “home.” The trees are identified for park visitors.
Over 23 varieties of Oak trees are growing in this park. They were planted to represent the strength in our American military men and women and to honor their service to our country.
City Arborist, Rick Spurgeon, and the City parks staff provided their knowledge and assistance to development the Tree Tour.
Olathe Garden & Civic Club members Tressa Pitts, Pat Davis, and Eleanor Carse brought many years of commitment to this project.
Olathe is also home to the award winning National Champion Soapberry Tree. This magnificent tree is located southeast of the intersection of Ridgeview Road and 106th Street.