Youth Programs

Girls on the Run - Merriam Park & Recreation Team

Tuesday & Thursday, February 26 - May 9 // 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Grab your running shoes and water bottles and join the fun. The 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, May4.
Registration February 9 - 23.
$165 per child
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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. 9:30 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.

Preschool Fitness Day

Thursday, February 21
10:00-11:00 a.m.
$2 per child
It's never too early to celebrate health and fitness with your preschooler. In our "Kiddie Fittie" class, we'll use hoops, scarves, balls, and more to encourage balance, coordination, aerobic exercise, and stretching. We'll finish by making a healthy snack. It's a great way to start your youngsters on a healthy foot, so be sure to get your spot today. 
Preschoolers ages 2-5
Instructor: Ingrid Berg

Tri-Star Basketball 

Sunday, Jan. 13 - Feb. 17
1:30-3 p.m.
Team up with the Merriam Optimist Club and learn basic basketball skills. Kids will be instructed on dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and learning the importance of teamwork. See you courtside!
$30 per child
Ages 8-12