Baseball and softball are the name of the game at Blue Valley Recreation Sports Complex. Sporting an impressive, 24 irrigated baseball/softball fields, two batting cages, and a multi-purpose field that can accommodate a variety of other sports, Blue Valley’s size and amenities have separated it from other nearby sports complexes. Spectators will be delighted to know that Blue Valley has covered bleachers to protect you from inclement weather. There are also eight concession stands to get some food, five picnic shelters, and three playgrounds that are perfect for younger kids. You’ll wish every sports complex was as great as Blue Valley. However, the best way to make your trip one to remember is to have some fun away from the sports complex. Overland Park is brimming with exciting attractions, along with some excellent restaurants that your team will love.

Things to Do

Urban Air Adventure Park

Kids can be quite the energetic bunch. That’s certainly no secret. If your team starts to get off the rails a bit, you can rely on Urban Air Adventure Park to bring them back down to Earth. Urban Air’s facility in Overland Park houses six trampoline activities, an obstacle course, and playground. APEX and The Bowl are essentially the same activity, but for different age groups. Both of them are areas with floors and walls lined of trampolines where you can bounce, flip, and catapult around as much as you want. APEX is for anyone over the age of seven while The Bowl is for kids seven and under.

The Dropzone is the spot to go when you want to practice some awesome flips with the comfort of knowing that you’ll land on a multi-chambered soft bag. Enter the Ultimate Dodgeball arena and get ready for the most intense, high energy game of dodgeball you ever have and ever will play. Two other trampoline attractions are The Runway and Slam Dunk. In addition to trampolines, Urban Air has a Warrior Obstacle Course that challenges all who attempt it. You’re going to have to dig deep to conquer the zip line, unstable bridge, and the other hurdles that are standing in your way. The indoor playground is a much less intense version of the obstacle course and is appropriate for younger kids. 14401 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66223

Oak Park Mall

Universally loved by kids of all ages, malls have become a favorite hangout spot, in large part due to how much there is to see and do there. In terms of planning an itinerary for your trip, malls are also a very easy attraction to fit into a schedule. You and the team are in luck because after your day is done at Blue Valley Recreation Sports Complex, Oak Park Mall is only a short drive away.

Get your shop on at over 180 specialty shops and five anchor stores spanned across two very big floors. Oak Park’s mix of stores is quite impressive and ensures that everyone on your team will have plenty of stores that they’ll want to check out. Similarly to the wide array of shops, Oak Park Mall’s dining selection is diverse and offers a variety of cuisines in both sit down and food court atmospheres. 11149 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214


Playing 18 holes of golf with a group of kids sounds a bit like a nightmare. What if there was a way to take the fun parts of golf without having to endure the hours long event? Nowadays you can do just that at Topgolf. This innovate, exciting activity is sweeping the nation by storm. The rules of Topgolf vary a bit depending on what game you are playing, but the overall premise is to hit your ball as close as you can to one of the target areas. The closer you are to a flag, the more points you’ll receive. Each of the nine games puts its own little twist on the rules. You don’t have to be a golfer to have an awesome time at Topgolf.

The Overland Park Topgolf facility has a lot of amenities that your team will enjoy. There are over 100 climate-controlled hitting bays, so you won’t have to worry about Topgolf not having enough space to accommodate your team. A full-service restaurant, over 200 HDTVs, and free Wi-Fi are also going to enhance the Topgolf experience. 10611 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66207

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

The majority of your trip to Overland Park will most likely be spent indoors, aside from when the team is competing at Blue Valley Recreation Sports Complex. Shake things up a bit during your visit by heading to The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. This attraction is a year-round destination filled with 300 acres of lush, beautiful flowers and trees. Encounter over 800 plant species as you take a relaxing stroll on one of the trails along Wolf Creek. Don’t forget to swing by the 45 acre botanical gardens to see some of the most extravagant flowers on the property. The Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a unique attraction that’s perfect after a long day. It’s a small piece of paradise in Overland Park. 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS 66013

Tick Tock Escape Games

A very popular activity for the folks in Overland Park, Tick Tock Escape Games is the best escape room company in the area. Their three rooms challenge customers through perplexing clues, hidden objects, audio, and special effects. Two of Tick Tock’s rooms can be attempted simultaneously, so you can split your team up and have them compete against each other to see who can escape the quickest. The two head-to-head rooms are Beasley’s Billions and Pyramid Paradox. They each have a unique story and elements that will keep you engaged for the duration of the experience. The third room, which is not offered in a head-to-head style, is known as Central Intelligence. Beasley’s Billions and Pyramid Paradox are better options if you are traveling with a large group. 6398 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211

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Places to Eat

Mr. Gyros Greek Food & Pastry

For authentic Greek cuisine in near Blue Valley Recreation Sports Complex, there’s no better restaurant than Mr. Gyros Greek Food & Pastry. Sandwiches like gyros, pitas, and a feta burger will satisfy and keep you full for some time. Some other traditional Greek dishes Mr. Gyros serves are Souvlaki, which is skewered grilled meat over rice and a salad, a rice bowl, and delicious spicy feta dip. Mr. Gyros’ dessert menu is also stocked with popular Greek sweets. 8575 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223


Few things can hit the spot like a juicy, delicious hamburger. If you’re looking for a reliable place that serves them, Larkburger can be your saving grace. Unlike many burger joints, Larkburger’s menu expands on the class beef patty and offers a host of other burgers choices. You can try a burger made of chicken, tuna, portabella, turkey, and of course beef. With a side of fries and a cold, creamy milkshake, this is one meal that will be hard to top. 13611 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66223

Kyoto Sushi & Steak

Not just dinner, but a show too, Kyoto Sushi & Steak is the place to go to fulfill your hibachi and sushi craving. The menu is rather extensive and offers a lot of options. Watch a chef cook your meal right in front of you and show off some tricks and flair before you enjoy your hibachi. Anyone who wants sushi instead will be pleased because Kyoto Sushi & Steak’s sushi menu is diverse and has many kinds of fish. Want a little bit of everything? The Bento Box is the way to go. 6792 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

Penn Station East Coast Subs

Need a quick and easy meal that you know everyone on the team will be happy with? Then it’s time to go to Penn Station East Coast Subs. This restaurant is famous for its hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Penn Station East Coast Subs has the variety to please every palate. Make sure to try their fresh squeezed lemonade. It’s the perfect way to accompany your sandwich. 8667 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

You and your team have an exciting trip ahead of yourselves competing at Blue Valley Recreation Sports Complex and exploring Overland Park. The sports complex’s reputation exceeds itself and with all of the activities to take advantage of in Overland Park, this is one trip that your team will thoroughly enjoy.