JoCo Notes: All 4 Overland Park outdoor pools now open

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Welcome to Wednesday Shawnee Mission!

🌤 Today’s forecast: Mostly sunny with a slight chance for rain, mostly in the morning. High: 88. Low: 64.

🚨 One thing you need to know

All four outdoor pools in Overland Park are now open for the summer swim season.

Three of the pools opened as scheduled on Memorial Day weekend in late May, but the opening of the fourth, Bluejacket Pool, was delayed after a leak was discovered.

The city announced last week that the leak had been repaired and tested. The pool at 10101 Bond St. was set to open over the weekend.

Bluejacket, along with the city’s other three outdoor pools — Stonegate, the Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center and Young’s Pool — are open daily during the summer from noon to 7 p.m.

The city’s indoor pool facility at Matt Ross Community Center is also open daily. You can check out a more exact schedule here.

🗓 Public meetings Wednesday

  • Mission Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. [View agenda]
  • Overland Park Community Development Committee, 7 p.m. [View agenda]
  • Mission Finance and Administration Committee, 7:30 p.m. [View agenda]

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📸 A thousand words

Rain-dappled flowers outside the Shops at Prairie Village after a storm earlier this week. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.


About the author

Kyle Palmer
Kyle Palmer

Hi! I’m Kyle Palmer, the editor of the Johnson County Post.

Prior to joining the Post in 2020, I served as News Director for KCUR. I got my start in journalism at the University of Missouri, where I worked for KBIA, mid-Missouri’s NPR affiliate. After college, I spent 10 years as a teacher and went on to get a master’s degree in education policy from Stanford University.