Brown Memorial Park

5040 Booker

While our parks are not closed to the public, we recommend you follow CDC guidelines and avoid our playgrounds and park equipment. We encourage you to enjoy our Turkey Creek Steamway Trail and other public trails across the region. 


Brown Park, a 3.68-acre linear park. The initial park was obtained by the City of Merriam in July 1975 and was named for Esther Brown, a local resident who organized citizen support for the 1949 Webb v. School District 90 case.  This case set the background for the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education lawsuit.  

The goal of the City of Merriam to create a place that invites interaction between neighbors and visitors.  Provide activities that draw people together.  Although not a simple undertaking, the rewards to the community are profound.  We invite you to explore Brown Park and enjoy the improvements that have been made to create a place you will want to visit time and time again.
Amenities include: 
  • Paved Parking
  • Walking Path
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills 
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Court
  • Restroom (seasonal porta potty)
Park hours are sunrise to sunset daily. For shelter rental information call the Merriam Parks and Recreation Department at 913.322.5550, or click here to download the rental brochure.