Accessibility & Inclusion
In Overland Park, we understand the importance of accessibility for all. Our restaurants, hotels and attractions strive to make each experience as comfortable and enjoyable for everyone. Visitors of all abilities are invited to start exploring some of the city’s most popular attractions.
According to WalletHub, Overland Park is the seventh best city for individuals with disabilities in 2022 when ranked against 182 cities in economy, quality of life and health care.
The Overland Park Convention Center is the first convention center in the world to open a KultureCity-approved sensory room for neurodiverse, autistic and disabled attendees.
The Indian Creek and Tomahawk Creek bike/hike trail provides miles of open and green space connecting the city’s parks, neighborhoods and recreation facilities. The trail is wheelchair-accessible and parking is available at several parks on or connected to the trail. All trailhead parks have accessible parking with trail access. Strang Park, Overland Park’s newest park, has the first Overland Park inclusive playground.
Be sure to check out Saturday Swim in the summer as people with disabilities and their families can enjoy city pools before they are open to the public during Saturday swim events at Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center.
Stop by the Johnson County Museum the first Monday of each month for Sensory Friendly Mondays are a limited-occupancy session designed specifically for children with sensory processing differences and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and their families.
The Human Rights Campaign issues the annual scorecard examining how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there.The City of Overland Park earned a 93 out of 100 score in 2022 in its Municipal Equality Index.
Overland Park has scored in the 90+ range three-straight years, which accounts for additional non-discrimination efforts on the city’s part, including the addition of a youth bullying prevention policy and LGBTQ-diversity training for law enforcement and other city personnel.