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Irene B. French Community Center

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Located in a renovated, historic school building, the Irene B. French Community Center is a 33,000 square foot facility and the home of the majority of the Merriam Parks and Recreation programs.

The facility also provides space for the Johnson County Nutrition Program Congregate meal Site, which is also known as the Senior Citizen hot lunch program. 

Room Rental

Facility rooms are for rental to host your reception, party, meeting, or seminar. Rental rates vary, depending upon the size of the room, and are available for Merriam residents, non-residents, and commercial groups.  Get a copy of our rental brochure here

Facility Amenities

  • Art gallery
  • Commercially equipped kitchen
  • Conference room
  • Dance studio with wood floor, mirrors, and ballet barre
  • Fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment
  • Game room with pool table, foosball, ping-pong, and big screen television
  • Gymnasium with built-in stage
  • Museum room with collection go historic Merriam memorabilia and antique O gauge model railroad and trolley exhibit (open Saturday's 9:30 am - 1:00 pm)
  • Three classrooms
  • Two multi-purpose rooms
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