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6601 E Frontage Rd
Merriam, KS 66202
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(913) 262-4448

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Parks & Nature

ANTIOCH PARK


6501 Antioch Rd., Merriam KS 66202 | 913-312-8833
Antioch Park is Johnson County Park & Recreation District's oldest park. The forty four acre park features new or updated amenities such as two fishing lakes, walking path, tennis courts, picnic shelters, basketball courts, restrooms, playground, paved parking, and cook out grills. Antioch Park has remained one of JCPRD's most popular park, attracting up to 700,000 visitors each year.

CHATLAIN PARK


63rd Terrace & Carter, Merriam KS 66203 | 913-322-5550
One of Merriam's busiest and most beautiful parks, named for John Chatlain who served as a Merriam City Council member for 31 years. This park provides an access point to the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail. Amenities include: paved parking, walking path, picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, and a picnic shelter available for rent.

IRENE B. FRENCH COMMUNITY CENTER


5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam KS 66203 | 913-322-5550
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 facilities include: a gymnasium, game room with pool table, fooseball , ping-pong and big screen television, and fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment. For more information about the community center or the recreational classes offered at this location, call 913-322-5550 or visit www.merriam.org/park.


MERRIAM MARKETPLACE / WERNER PARK


5740 Merriam Dr., Merriam KS 66203 | 913-322-5550
A 10,000 square foot covered pavillion , home of the Merriam Farmers' Market, and many special events such as: Flags for Freedom, Music at the Marketplace Concert Series, Halloween Candy Scramble, Turkey Creek Car & Motorcycle Show, and Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting. The Marketplace and Werner Park's amenities include: access to Turkey Creek Streamway Trail, picnic tables, and grills.

MERRIAM AQUATIC CENTER


6040 Slater, Merriam KS 66202 | 913-322-5518
Open seasonally, Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Merriam Aquatic Center has something for everyone!


TURKEY CREEK STREAMWAY TRAIL


913-322-5550
Approximately 4.1 miles of paved, multi-use trail, running from 75th Street to Antioch Road. The trail route follows the path of Turkey Creek and passes through wooded areas, a butterfly garden, and several parks. Paved parking and access points provided at 75th Street entrance, Chatlain Park, Campbell Park, Merriam Marketplace, Werner Park, and Waterfall Park.

Geocaching

We invite you to geocache your way through Merriam to find the hidden treasures placed by the Visitors Bureau. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

Have fun & remember to log your finds at www.geocaching.com (may require a membership).

Location #1: Guides and maps and bears, oh my!
Coordinates: N 39° 00.868 W 094° 41.391
Description: Welcome to Merriam! On behalf of the Visitors Bureau, we hope you will enjoy caching your way through Merriam...next door neighbors to Kansas City!
This cache offers three clues:

Location #2: A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down!
Coordinates: N 39° 01.655 W 094° 41.585
This cache offers four clues:

 

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