Join & Support


Public-private partnerships are a win-win for everyone. They multiply the possibilities and make big dreams come true.

The City of Overland Park and the Arts & Recreation Foundation share a vision for the future of our community that includes increased cultural, recreational and educational opportunities for all who visit and live in Overland Park. The Foundation invites individuals, businesses and foundations to join in these efforts and become a part of creating a legacy of beauty, family entertainment and recreation for years to come.

Fundraising campaigns are currently underway for our major capital campaign at the Arboretum.

Click here to learn about the capital campaign.

For further information about these projects and how you can help make them happen and leave a legacy for generations to come, contact The Foundation at 913.322.6467.

View an in-depth organizational profile maintained by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation DonorEdge® initiative.

To make a gift by check, make payable and mail to:

Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park
P.O. Box 26147
Shawnee Mission, KS 66225


Stems: A Garden Soiree provides funds for operating the Foundation as well as funds for current major capital improvement projects. Stems has raised funds that have been or are currently being used for the Cohen Iris Garden and the Train Garden at the Arboretum, the Ice Cream Parlor at the Farmstead and for additions to Overland Park's growing sculpture collection.


MEMBERSHIPS: Be a VERY Special Friend!

You can become a member of each of the Friends groups and support the arts, the Arboretum and the Farmstead all at the same time. You will receive the appropriate benefits of membership in each of the groups and have only one renewal date to remember when you rejoin next year!

This Combined Membership includes:

  • E-newsletters from each of the Friends groups
  • Invitations to exclusive membership gatherings for all groups
  • Advance information for all groups' special events
  • 10% discount on Arboretum Plant Sale purchases
  • 25% discount on Art at the Center exhibition purchases
  • $15 discount on painting classes offered by the City of Overland Park
  • Free weekend admission and coupons for attractions, soft drinks and animal feed at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
  • Free admission at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Visit Us

P. O. Box 26392,
Overland Park, KS 66225