Johnson County Square unveiled on grounds of old county courthouse — see what it looks like

Johnson County Board of Commissioners officially opened the new Johnson County Square in downtown Olathe Thursday afternoon. Features in the new space include a large open field, a wide curved sidewalk with tables and this newly planted tree grove on the north end of the square. Photo credits Nikki Lansford.

After months of work, members of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners and other local officials formally opened the new Johnson County Square with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.

The outdoor public space sits at the corner of Santa Fe and Cherry Streets in downtown Olathe, on the grounds of the old Johnson County Courthouse, which was demolished earlier this year.