The Arts & Rec Foundation of Overland Park

Covid-19 Impact

For updates on the effects of the the current response to the coronavirus outbreak on the programs we support, please visit the City of Overland Park’s website. Although we are in the midst of a time where there is much unknown, and little control over the future, we are certain that this too will pass. And when it does, we look forward to celebrating with you all at the beautiful places we support.

Please consider making a donation to ensure that our programs continue after our community “re-opens” and we are able to once again enjoy the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, and arts activities. We invite you to designate your gift for the program that is dearest to your heart – or make an unrestricted gift for use where needed most. Thank you!


Help the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens grow to inspire!.

Be part of the Arts & Recreation Foundation’s campaign to raise $10,000,000 to make this Overland Park treasure – not only a 640-acre oasis of green space and the pride of our community, but – an even more special and enjoyable experience for all who visit.


Features include:

  • 22,000 sq. ft. world-class visitor center with expanded cafe and gift shop, areas for exhibits hands-on life-long-learning, and beautiful spaces for weddings, corporate and community meetings and events
  • Expanded parking for 200+ cars
  • Outdoor areas and gardens with art and water features providing the perfect location in Overland Park for family, corporate and community events
  • Phase 1 of the International Sculpture Garden
  • Open-air theater for 850 – especially suited for family-oriented presentations and productions
  • Opportunity for the current visitor center to become what it was intended to be – the Environmental Education Center. Then watch the Arboretum’s education program grow to inspire too!
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Our sincere thanks to our 2019 Corporate Partners

LMC Truck - Bank of Blue Valley/Regnier Family Foundations - First National Bank - AdventHealth South Overland Park - ISG Technology - M.E.E. Medical, PA - Waterfront Advisors - Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas - First State Bank Mortgage - Goldfish Swim School - Hiland Dairy Foods - Overland Park Regional Medical Center-CareNow - Premier Pediatrics More About Growing to Inspire