Overland Park considers plan to remake busy College Boulevard corridor into pedestrian-friendly ‘destination’

College Boulevard

A preliminary plan presented to an Overland Park city council committee this month imagines remaking the south side of College Boulevard near the Overland Park Convention Center into a pedestrian-friendly "linear park," with public gathering spaces that could hold a playground and outdoor workspaces, among other attraction. Image via Overland Park city documents.

A linear park, pond side water features, intergenerational playground and signature pedestrian bridge are some of the ideas being considered in Overland Park’s efforts to reimagine the traffic-heavy College Boulevard area near the convention center.

The city council’s Community Development Committee got a first look this month at some of a consultant’s concepts meant to make the College corridor more walkable and inviting, particularly to convention guests.