The Arts & Rec Foundation of Overland Park



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

Be part of the Arts & Recreation Foundation’s campaign to raise $11,000,000 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 – now known as LongHouse – 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
  • 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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The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park is adapting to the new normal in 2021!

By safely holding events and programs in 2021, the Foundation and our “Friends” groups are continuing to work hard to make Overland Park a culturally inviting place to live, work and play. Check out all the fun and enriching activities planned for 2021 here on our website. We hope to see you at many of them! 

If you are not yet comfortable participating, consider making a donation to ensure that our programs continue as our community navigates the challenges of the pandemic. 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!

Our sincere thanks also to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and Johnson County for awarding the Arts & Recreation Foundation with pandemic-relief grants. Each has been instrumental in helping us weather the storm!

Our sincere thanks to our 2021 Corporate Partners!


Anchor Partner

LMC Truck


Ambassador Partners

AdventHealth South Overland Park

Bank of Blue Valley / Regnier Family Foundations


Advocate Partners

Brookridge Golf & Fitness

Curtin Property Company

Dr. Marc E. Enyart


Hiland Dairy Foods Company


Associate Partners


Bank of Labor

Central Bank of the Midwest


Fisher Phillips

Husch Blackwell LLP

McCownGordon Construction