OP-TIMISM in Overland Park

Not only is Overland Park a great place to visit, but OP is also a community full of residents who are strong, resilient, and optimistic. This page is a little oasis of hope and OP-timism to shine a light on the great things still happening in Overland Park.

OP Zoom Backgrounds

Do you have a newfound love/hate for video meetings? Well, we thought we would help to improve your upcoming Zoom meetings with some OP backgrounds. These are all sized and ready to go. Pick your favorite and give the illusion of working from Downtown OP, with the T-rex at The Museum at Prairiefire, or one of the other backdrops to choose from. We won't tell anyone if you download them all and rotate them every day. We may or may not already be doing this.

downtown Overland Park mural zoom backgroundmuseum at prairiefire zoom background

Head to this link to download your new OP Zoom background. 

Head to this link for instructions on how to add your background to Zoom.


Behind The Scenes In OP

Just because we are staying at home for a while, it doesn't mean that everything has stopped at some of your favorite places. Visit OP has worked with some Overland Park attractions to show you what they have been up to. Check out the blog here to watch these behind the scenes videos.

Behind the scenes at McLain's Market for the secret Cookie Recipe


Quarantine Fashion Show

Overland Park resident Cassie Taylor is putting her creative talents to good use. She has planned several upcoming quarantine fashion shows to help local boutiques, including Overland Park boutiques Frankie & Jules and Ensemble. Get more details about quarantine fashion show here.

KC Quarantine Fashion Show


OP Sign

Want a way to show your OP pride from your home or business window? Check out this OP sign created by Rhycom.

downtown op poster support local


OP Drive-In Concert

Overland Park's Fireside Bar and Grill is offering Car-Antined concerts. Here you can enjoy live music, food, and time outside of your house. All you have to do is pick your parking spot, order your food (from your car), then turn to the designated station for the concert.

Stay up to date on more upcoming concerts by following their Facebook page.


OP Bingo

Who knew that you could be playing OP bingo safely from your own house? Check out this fun bingo board that has been provided by the City of Overland Park Communications team to help pass the time. Feel free to share with your friends and family and see who the first person to bingo is. If you work really hard, you may even get a blackout.

Bingo Card For Overland Park


Ask A Chef

Every Tuesday at 10, head to the Culinary Center of Kansas City's Facebook page for their live Ask A Chef series. Start thinking up all of those food-related questions that you have always wanted answered.

chef answering questions during a live Q and A at the Overland Park Culinary Center


Virtual Local Life

Downtown Overland Park went the distance, the social distance, for Local Life. Participants were able to attend Local Life from their own couch for April's event, ordering food from their favorite downtown OP restaurant and spending the evening in while still feeling a part of Local Life. See more details about what happened here.


OP Makes Masks

Harper's Fabric & Quilt Co. is helping the Overland Park sewing community put their talents to work. They are accepting mask donations in a crate just outside their front door in Downtown OP (7918 Santa Fe Drive, OP, KS) so sewers can drop off any masks that have been made. These masks are then being donated around the metro in the areas where they are needed most. If you want to help by volunteering your services or supplies you can contact Harper's Fabric & Quilt Co. at 913-648-2739 or via Facebook.

Drop off masks at Harpers in OP


Plowboys Feeds Metro

Overland Park's Plowboys BBQ has teamed up with Operation BBQ Relief to help feed the metro. This partnership is helping get food to those who need it. From the homeless to the first responders, Plowboys is helping to fee out community. To learn more about Operation BBQ Relief or how you can help, head to their website.


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