County celebrates official opening of greenspace known as Johnson County Square

On Thursday, Dec. 9, Johnson County Government and county partners formally opened the new Johnson County Square with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. In addition, the Rotary Tree Grove of the County Square was dedicated. The open space sits in the heart of Olathe, at the corner of Cherry and Santa Fe streets, across from the new Johnson County Courthouse.

“The Johnson County Square represents the best-in-class partnerships, community participation, common interest and shared vision by many involved in the project.” said Chairman Ed Eilert. “When we come together, we can get really great things done, not just the county, not just the city, but for the betterment of our community.”

Local officials and county partners shared the history of the square and how the community helped shape the design. Members of the Rotary presented a plaque to dedicate the tree grove. 

Learn more about the Johnson County Square by listening to a JoCo on the Go podcast episode at

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Board of County Commissioners
County Manager's Office