Merriam Community Center
The City of Merriam is excited to open our new 66,000-square-foot community center!
Merriam Community Center is a one-of-a-kind, year-round destination for fitness, aquatics, classes and events. It’s where you’ll find beautiful, state-of-the-art spaces to gather, stay and play designed for you and your family. Whether you’re heading to work or heading back home, we’re right on your way.
With easy access from I-35, free parking, no contracts or cancellation penalties, the Merriam Community Center is just right for your fitness and family fun.
- Walking/jogging track
- Full-size gymnasium
- Fitness center
- Group exercise classroom
- Multi-purpose classroom
- Meeting and event space (room for a 250-person banquet)
- Child watch
- Art gallery
- Lounge area
- Catering kitchen
- Two birthday party rooms
- Outdoor courtyard and plaza event and gathering space
- Free social gathering spaces with WiFi
- Indoor aquatics, featuring: four 25-yard lap lanes, tall slide and family slide, lazy river, zero-depth entry, splash and play features, and therapy pool
- Outdoor aquatics, featuring: eight 25-meter lap lanes, two one-meter diving boards, zero-depth entry, splash and play features, shade structures, and on-deck concession cart
- Parks and Recreation Department staff offices and facility support space
Charter Memberships Get At Least Two Months Free*
Charter members will receive exclusive first access into the building, $10 MCC bucks to use for child watch or concession cart items, invites to special events, free guest passes, free fitness evaluation, and a free beach bag and towel!
Staff will work with members via email to complete their application. Charter memberships with all the perks are a limited-time offer - sign up now!
*Pay just 10 months for a 12-month membership. Charter memberships must be paid in full.
6040 Slater St.
Merriam, Kansas 66202
5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
5 a.m. – 7 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Child watch services available for children 6 months to 8 years old.
$3 / hour / child
Member Punch Cards
$30 / 12 visits
$54 / 24 visits
$72 / 36 visits
$4 / hour / child
Rental space is available throughout the Merriam Community Center, including meeting rooms with space for up to 250 people, classrooms, gymnasium, and indoor and outdoor pools. Learn more.
*Child Watch and rental space are not available until the State of Kansas enters the Phase Out stage of the Ad Astra Reopening Plan.
COVID-19 Safety Measures*
The health and safety of our MCC patrons and staff continue to be our number one priority. Staff will go through daily health screenings and won’t come to work if they have a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms.
We encourage you to wash your hands often or use our hand-sanitizing stations throughout our facility and make sure you’re physical distancing from other patrons.
You’re required to wear a mask inside the facility unless you are on a piece of fitness equipment working out or in your assigned spot during a fitness class. Masks must be worn while in transition between pieces of fitness equipment and while collecting any equipment needed inside the fitness classroom. All staff will wear face masks.
In the fitness area, alternating pieces of equipment will be closed or floor markings have been added to meet 6 feet physical distancing guidelines. Floor markings have also been added to the fitness room floor to provide 10 to 12 feet between participants. Throughout the facility, additional floor markings have been added anywhere patrons may be required to line up.
MCC staff has a detailed plan to separate clean and used equipment – from the pens you use to sign any paperwork to weights, strength equipment, and cardio gear. We will frequently clean and disinfect our building and sanitize high-touch areas.
Child Watch won’t be offered until the State of Kansas enters the Phase Out stage of the Ad Astra Reopening Plan.
*This is our COVID-19 plan as of now, but we’ll make necessary changes as we evaluate the opening weeks of our new community center.
Child Watch Hours*
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – Noon
Monday – Thursday
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
8 a.m. – Noon
*Child Watch not available until the State of Kansas enters the Phase Out stage of the Ad Astra Reopening Plan.