Historic Plaza

About MHP:
Merriam Historic Plaza serves as the gateway to the City of Merriam and is a welcome respite along a heavily-traveled interstate that cuts through the heart of the city. Designed to pay homage to Merriam Park 1880, Merriam Historic Plaza was built in 2006 by BNIM Architects. The 1.6 acre site features a 12-station paved walking path outlining the history of Merriam from pre-settlement to current day, and the 2,300 sf building houses the office of the Merriam Visitors Bureau, which offers meeting space rentals for events and meetings. Designed to be environmentally responsible, one of the unique features of the building is the on-site rainwater detention system, which reduces storm water run-off by 50-60%. In 2010 , solar panels were installed on the inverted roofing structure, producing 155 kWh of energy on average each month.

Features of MHP:
  • Full-service Visitors Bureau (M-F, 8-4:30 pm)
  • Outdoor walking path
  • Historic Merriam collection
  • Meeting Room (rental available)
  • Fountain and sculpture: "Motherhood" by artist Kwan Wu
  • Rain garden and solar panels
Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza today!
6304 East Frontage Road (map it)
913-403-8999 local | 866-707-6534
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Checkout our 10-year anniversary video of Merriam Historic Plaza!