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Overland Park has put its name on the map by hosting many regional to national tournaments across a multitude of sports. Known for its world-class venues and recognition as the "Best Soccer City” by Livability Magazine, Overland Park hosts small to large scale sporting events, superior facilities and a convenient location. 

When you’re off the field, pitch, diamond, course or courts, Overland Park has something for the entire family with mouth-watering foods, to hotels with the perfect amenities and even nightlife entertainment. Need last minute replacement sporting goods before the game? Our facilities are close to many retail spots such as Scheels or Academy Sports.

Sports Facilities

Cherokee Park

Cherokee Park is a 3.5-acre neighborhood park providing space for recreational activities between…

Switzer Park

Switzer Park is a 16-acre park with plenty of recreation opportunities, including lighted tennis…

Nall Park

Nall Park is a 13.5-acre neighborhood park running along Indian Creek, featuring a flat portion of…

North Park

North Park is a 3.9-acre neighborhood park with tennis/pickleball courts and a trail to explore that…

Whether it’s windy, sunny, chilly, or rainy, nothing stops us from playing year-round in Overland Park. For assistance with your next sporting event, contact Eric Olson or Chad McFarland. 

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Eric Olson VP of Sports Tourism & Events

Chad McFarland

Chad McFarland Director of Sports and Hotel Services

Chad comes to Visit Overland Park as the Director of Sports and Hotel Services. Originally from Winfield, Kansas his college career took him to Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas where he earned his bachelor’s in education. He ultimately moved to Overland Park in 2005. Before Visit OP, he served 14 years in public education and achieved his master’s degree in leadership, finishing his career as a building Administrator for the largest Alternative Education Program in Olathe. He then pivoted his interest to sales & marketing. He began working in real estate, building a new brand through marketing strategies and social media campaigns in the Kansas City area. Some of his additional works include marketing contributions for the AdventHealth Championship golf tournament. Chad has also served for 3 years as a business development and strategy consultant for Nucleus Training Solutions, a workplace training curriculum developer in Overland Park. He continues to provide intermittent consultation services to Nucleus Training Solutions today. Currently, Chad is the 2023 Vice President and long-time Board of Directors member at The 3&2 Baseball Club of Johnson County and was recently voted onto the Board of Directors for the Kansas Sports Officials Association by his colleagues. Chad also has an extensive and successful sports officiating career, serving both sides of the state line in high school and collegiate football, baseball, and basketball. Chad now lives in Olathe, Kansas with his wife and four boys. Their evenings and weekends are usually spent on the baseball diamonds, mountain biking, motocross or at RoKC in Olathe.