Youth Programs

Fit-N-Fun Indoor Field Day
Wednesday, February 19
9-10 a.m.
$2 // child   Ages 2-5


Need a great way to let your preschoolers get their winter wiggles out? Our Fit-N-Fun Indoor Field Day is just what you're looking for. Bring your kiddos for a fun filled morning packed with tons of activities, plus, a craft and snack. Just the thing to cure that cabin fever! Preregistration encouraged.

Girls on the Run: Merriam Parks & Rec Team
Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 3 - May 21
5:30-7 p.m.

Irene B. French Community Center
5701 Merriam Drive


Grab your running shoes and water bottle and join the fun! This program educates and prepares girls, grades 3-5, for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Learn life lessons through fun, interactive games using a well researched curriculum. All Girls will run/walk in a non-competitive 5K event Saturday, May 16. 
Register at gotrkc.org.
$165 // child 
Scholarship are available through Girls on the Run. 
Contact scholarship@gotrkc.org.

Martial Arts
Mondays  5 - 6 p.m.
Ages 6 - 12
Irene B. French Community Center
5701 Merriam Drive


Learn traditional martial arts techniques in a family friendly environment with an emphasis on awareness based self-defense and anti-bullying.  Improve discipline, focus and self-confidence while strengthening the body and mind.
Instructor: Joe Wood

Preschool Indoor Playground

Irene B. French Community Center
5701 Merriam Drive


Visit our magical indoor playground every Tuesday year-round, where it's never rainy, snowing or too hot. Little Tyke riding toys, a kitchen and more! Special activities included near the holidays. Parents must supervise their own children during playground time. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Ages 5 & under; 

$2 per child/per day or punch card available for 10 visits at $10.
For more information call 913-322-5550.

Tri-Star Basketball
Sunday, January 19 - February 23
1:15-3:00 p.m.


$25 // Child   Ages 6-12


Team up with the Merriam Optimist Club and learn basic basketball skills. Kids will be instructed on dribbling, passing, shoorting rebounding, and learning the importance of teamwork. See you courtside.