Former Santa Fe Commons space makes debut as Thompson Park after $3.6 million renovation

The signature feature of the renovated park is a bandstand shaped like a paper airplane, a nod to the site's use as an airfield in the early 1900s.

After months of construction on a renovation project that cost $3.6 million, the former Santa Fe Commons off downtown Overland Park is open to the public again as Thompson Park.

The city council in 2018 approved plans to rename the park after businessman Frank Thompson and his wife Evangeline after the couple committed $1 million to help fund the renovations.