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CONTENTS SPECIAL EVENTS Merriam Turkey Creek Festival Turkey Creek Festival 5K Run Music at the Marketplace Concert Series Party in YOUR Park Family Night “Dive-In” Movie Community Garage Sale Party in the Park National Trails Day Pooch Paddle at the Aquatic Center

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YOUTH Sport Camps/Fitness Dance Martial Arts/Instructional

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ADULT Fitness Yoga Martial Arts/Instructional Art/Dance Leagues

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50+ PROGRAMS Weekly/Monthly Programs Fitness/Special Programs

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FARMERS’ MARKET Marketplace Rentals


ART GALLERY Schedule of Upcoming Art Exhibits





Rules for facility use are posted throughout the Center. Please help us make your visit to the Community Center an enjoyable experience by observing all facility rules. The use of tobacco products is prohibited in the Community Center and within 10 feet of the entrances.

AQUATIC CENTER Aquatic Center Overview Admission Fees/Season Passes Season Schedule Merriam Dolphins Swim & Dive Team Birthday Party Group Rates Aquatic Center Rentals “Learn to Swim” Program

Irene B. French Community Center Policies: Facility users are expected to respect Center property and fellow users. Destruction of property, profanity, and abusive behavior will not be tolerated. Violators will be asked to leave the facility, and repeat offenders will have their privileges permanently revoked.








The Community Center is not staffed to provide individual child supervision. Please do not drop children off and leave them unattended. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a person age 14 or older. Open Gym is defined as a time set aside for individuals to play pick-up basketball. Open Gym times will be set aside each week depending upon gym availability. Every effort will be made to provide an equal number of Open Gym hours for each age group. Community Center scheduled programs will take precedence over Open Gym when there is a scheduling conflict. A schedule will be posted weekly, listing available Open Gym times for each age group. ID Card Admission Policy: Drop-in Open Gym and Fitness Center patrons must furnish photo ID card with proof of residence. If no ID is available we can provide ID cards for a $5.00 charge. Residency information must be updated annually. Gift Certificates: Searching for the perfect gift? Gift certificates are available for classes, programs, and memberships. Ask at our reception desk for further details. Facility Rentals: Community Center rooms will be available for rental when not otherwise occupied by programs. We have rooms which would accommodate groups ranging in size from 10 to 250 people. Let us help you host a party, seminar, reception or meeting. Call 322-5550 for availability and pricing information. Book your event now! Program Instructors Needed: Turn your hobby or skill into a part-time job by teaching a class at the Community Center. Contact Dave Smothers at 322-5550 to discuss your idea for a new program! Register Early! Please register at least 3 working days prior to the start date of the class to prevent cancellation due to low enrollment. Many of our classes fill up early due to popularity. Scholarships A limited number of recreation scholarships are available to help defray the cost of class and membership registration fees. Funding is provided through private and civic group donations on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to Merriam residents; low-income guidelines apply. For an application, contact Merriam Parks & Recreation Department at 913-322-5550.

Merriam Parks & Recreation - 2011 Summer Programs  

Merriam, Kansas Parks & Recreation Department's 2011 summer program brochure.

Merriam Parks & Recreation - 2011 Summer Programs  

Merriam, Kansas Parks & Recreation Department's 2011 summer program brochure.