Parks & Recreation

Irene B. French Community Center Closed

In a continued effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the City of Merriam closed the Irene B. French Community Center. All City events, meetings, and activities are also postponed or canceled until the stay-at-home order is lifted. 

Cancellations and postponements include:

  • All classes and events are canceled. 
  • Call the IBFCC at 913-322-5550 with any questions.

Additional COVID-19 Updates

Our Mission . . . 

The mission of the Merriam Parks and Recreation Department is to provide first class facilities and parks, and enhance the quality of life for all residents and visitors through education, recreation, and cultural opportunities.

Merriam Highlights & Recreation Brochure


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New Community Center

Take a look at the exterior vision of the new Merriam Community Center. The community center is expected to open in 2020. Learn more. 

Park & Recreation Spotlights

The City of Merriam does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability in the operation of any activity, program or service.

Merriam Parks and Recreation is committed to making accommodations as required by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made to Merriam Parks and Recreation one week prior to the start of a program. Please indicate what accommodations are needed.