Roeland Park is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,731.
The community was named after John Roe, an immigrant from Ireland who settled on 267 acres (1.08 km2) in 1883, on part of which Roeland Park now stands. The Roe Home was built in 1891 and razed in 1958 to make room for the interchange at Roe Boulevard and Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Roeland Park's original pool was built in 1958 on land donated by the Roe Estate. The new pool facility is located on the east side of the Community Center at 4843 Rosewood Drive. The Community Center address is 4850 Rosewood Drive and offers many different programs throughout the year. A fabric dome which covers the main pool is in place from September to May, allowing residents to use the main pool throughout the year.
Roeland Park is located at 39°02′05″N 94°38′21″W (39.034705, −94.639211). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.62 square miles (4.20 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,731 people, 3,065 households, and 1,732 families living in the city. The population density was 4,154.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,604.2/km2). There were 3,282 housing units at an average density of 2,025.9 per square mile (782.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.6% White, 3.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 3.8% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races.