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 (effective July 1) of $3 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 member-only child watch punch card. 12-visits for $24, available at the front desk. This card may be used for Child Watch or Kid Fit. Each punch is per child, per visit, maximum 2 hours.

What are the OCC hours? Current Hours

What types of programs does the OCC offer?  With the flexibility of space, the OCC hosts programs for all age segments for our community. For a current list of program options, please visit the Olathe Parks & Recreation activity guide or view our current aquatics, fitness and gym schedules.

Are there days the OCC is not open?
Yes, the OCC will be closed for the following holiday's: Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving. We reserve the right to close the OCC early for special events including, Celebrate Olathe.

What are the age restrictions throughout the OCC?
The OCC 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 offers 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.

Through the summer the OCC will offer Kid Fit in June and July. 

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 OCC, 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 OCC has daily pass options and punch pass options available.

Can I rent space?
Yes - the flexible design of the OCC allows for group and private rentals. The OCC 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 OCC?
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 OCC?
Please watch for postings on the City of Olathe’s web site - /HR .  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 OCC information, details, or media inquiries, please call 913-971-8563.