Youth Programs & Activities

Imagine ArtsMad ScienceOverland Pioneer Youth Program

We are excited to announce our new Overland Pioneers Program that is based on Ritenour School District days off school! Join us at Imagine Art Academy and MAD Science for a fun-filled day of learning and creativity. We have morning classes from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or full day classes from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For the full day participants, don't forget to bring a lunch for your child(ren). Each day will feature a new and exciting program. The cost for the morning only session is $40 per child, and for the full day session, it is $60 per child. We have a minimum and maximum capacity of 20 children, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! 

This program is suitable for children aged 5-11. Here are some of the upcoming sessions:

  • 2/16/24 Imagine Art Academy
    • - AM Session: Watercolor Sharks and Fish Safeguarding the Sea
    • - PM Session: Lion Sculptures: Protecting the Pride 
  • 2/19/24 MAD Science 
    • (As of 1/9/24: Registration is still open for this class)
    • - AM Session: Machine Mania Part 1
    • - PM Session: Machine Mania Part 2

Registration can be done by calling the Community Center at 314-428-0490 or registering online at . If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us at We can't wait to see your child(ren) at our program for a day filled with creativity and fun!

LMS Vet School PicLittle Medical School Future Vet School

Is your child wanting a pet or maybe already has a pet and interested in learning the responsibilities of how to care for an animal? Don’t miss this opportunity to invite your child to imagine a future as a veterinarian! The City of Overland Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Little Medical School to organize a Future Veterinarian School for 6 weeks. Students will role-play the key responsibilities of a veterinarian. These future veterinarians will learn about a healthy dog’s diet, hygiene, grooming, working dogs, and more! Students are invited to bring their favorite plush puppy to learn how to properly perform a nose-to-tail exam. They’ll also go home with lots of great materials based on each week’s lesson! 

This class is scheduled to take place on Saturdays starting March 2, 2024 – April 13, 2024, from 10 am - 11am at the Overland Community Center. It is specifically designed for children aged 6 - 11 years old. To participate in the Future Vet School, interested individuals are required to register in advance by February 22, 2024. The registration fee for each child is $130. Min 10 / Max  12. To register, please visit us online. For more information, please call the City of Overland Parks & Recreation Department at 314-428-0490 or send an email to

Rec Academy Advertising PhotoKids Night Out 2024

Come join us for a fantastic evening of fun at our amazing event! Our awesome instructors from Recreation Academy have prepared a wide range of super cool activities for kids aged 7 - 12. This incredible program, also known as "Parents Night Out," is the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy your date night or have a relaxing evening, knowing that your kids are having a great time. There will be exciting activities like Gaga Ball in our Giant Inflatable Pit, 9-Square In The Air, Foam Tipped Archery Dodgeball, and many more options to guarantee a blast for everyone! Just remember to bring a water bottle and make sure your child(ren) wear closed-toed shoes.
Minimum is 7, Maximum is 30. 

Mark your calendars for the following dates: January 12, 2024, March 8, 2024, and May 10, 2024 from 6-9 pm each night. The cost for one child is only $35 each night, and we offer a $10 discount for siblings. Registration can be done by calling the Community Center at 314-428-0490 or registering online at . If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us at   Download and Share our flyer today! We can't wait to see you and your kiddos there!

youth soccer2Tiny Tykes Soccer Program

Join us for the Tiny Tykes FUNdamental Soccer Program, in partnership with Challenger Sports!

Tiny Tykes is a comprehensive 4-week program that focuses on developing basic soccer skills and enhancing motor skills, balance, coordination, concentration, listening skills, and teamwork. Our professional coaches from Challenger Sports will engage your young players in an imaginative soccer experience, featuring themes like Dinosaurs, Princesses, Dragons, and more. Through soccer, music, storytelling, and games, your child will embark on a fun and educational journey!

The program is tailored to two different age groups: 2-3 year olds from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, and 4-5 year olds from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Participants are required to bring their own water bottle. The cost of the program is $60 per child, and registration is handled by the City of Overland Parks & Recreation Department. The sessions will take place every Saturday, from April 6th to April 27th, 2024, at Norman Myers Park. The registration deadline is March 29th, 2024, and we require a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 20. For more information, please contact us at 314-428-0490 or email us at . We look forward to hearing from you! 

2021_EasterEggHuntKids Easter Egg Hunt

Get ready for a fun-filled day at the Annual Kids Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the friendly folks at the Overland Parks and Recreation Department! It's the perfect opportunity to hang out with your loved ones and connect with your amazing neighbors. So mark your calendars for March 23, 2024 at Noon, and let's gather at Norman Myers Park. This event is tailored for kids aged 1 to 10 who are in for an egg-cellent time hunting for candy-filled eggs and even winning incredible prizes like cute stuffed bunnies and cool bicycles. Excitingly, we've arranged for the Easter Bunny to pay us a special visit and take free pictures with everyone. Plus, this event is open to everyone, so no need to worry about registering in advance—just remember to bring your own basket or bag to collect all those fantastic eggs. And in case Mother Nature decides to play tricks on us, don't fret! We'll keep you posted about any weather-related changes on our website, with a backup date of March 30th for the egg hunt. We are thrilled to see you there - let's jump into the fun together! Download and Share our Flyer today!