This year, Leawood will celebrate 75 years as a city.
In honor of the anniversary, the city has a number of commemorations in the works for the coming months, including public events and a new public art sculpture.
The city will host history-themed activities for the anniversary
- This summer, the Leawood Historic Commission will host scavenger hunts and tours for kids and adults based on historic sites across the city.
- The commission is also planning a 75th anniversary trivia night for early November, at either the Ironwoods Lodge or the Leawood Community Center’s Oak Room.
- A larger celebration is in the works for early October, according to the city’s historic commission.
Leawood also has a new city logo
- In fall 2022, the Leawood City Council got a first look at the city’s new logo.
- The new logo features a singular tree-shaped design with leaves in white on a blue spruce backdrop.
- The logo will appear on items like city merchandise, business cards, landmarks and city vehicles.
The city will also add a new celebratory art piece
- A special arts selection panel chose Leawood native William Nemitoff’s sculpture to honor the anniversary.
- The sculpture, “Reaching,” will depict a 28-foot olive tree out of 12,000 pounds of clear acrylic and powder-coated aluminum.
- The sculpture will be installed either at the Leawood City Park or the Gezer Park.