Youth Programs

The Merriam Parks and Recreation Department has something for everyone. Explore this section and enroll or visit one of our youth recreation programs.

Intro to STEM   

Rachet up your imagination with ten of thousands of  LEGO┬« parts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. No prerequisites. Cities, garbage trucks, catamarans, and dinosaurs will be our focus projects. 

STEM Challenge

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and ten of thousands of  LEGO┬« parts! Apply realworld concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture though engineer-designed projects. No prerequisites. Forklifts, houseboats, mini-golf courses, and the London Tower Bridge design will be our focus projects. 

Preschool Indoor Playground
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. 9:30am-11:30am; Ages 5 & under; 
$2 per child/per day or punch card available for 10 visits at $10.
For more information call 913.322.5550.

Girls on the Run - Merriam Park & Recreation Team

Grab your running shoes and water bottles and join the fun. 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 girl will run/walk in a non-competitive 5K event Saturday, November 10.
Registration begins August 18 thru September 8.
Register at 
Scholarships are available through Girls on the Run. Contact