A new park honoring Overland Park’s German sister city is a few steps closer to reality.
On Monday, the Overland Park Planning Commission recommended approval of the park’s site plans and plats, clearing the path for its eventual development.
Bietigheim-Bissingen Park, or B-B Park, will bear the German town’s name, a nod to the 25 years of ties between both cities.
It will be located near 159th Street and Quivira Road, accomplishing a long-term goal to add a community park in the southern third of Overland Park.
B-B Park to draw inspiration from Germany
- The city has drawn “architectural and cultural inspirations” from Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, and incorporated that into the park’s design.
- It will have a playground, a walking path, a public plaza and a picnic area.
- Gardens are also planned as part of the park.
- B-B Park will have public restrooms and a shelter as well.
- The park is expected to cost roughly $3.5 million.
Planning commission voted 10-0 on the new park
- The planning commission took four votes in all related to B-B Park on Monday.
- Each item passed unanimously.
- The Overland Park City Council already authorized the rezoning for this site.
- Next, the city council will now have to sign off on the site plan.
- According to the city’s five-year capital improvement plan, Overland Park will build the park in 2024.
- Bietigheim-Bissingen Park is expected to open in spring 2025.