Birthday Parties & Pool Rentals

Merriam Aquatic Center
6040 Slater

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Merriam, KS 66202

Open seasonally, Memorial Day to Labor Day


Have your Birthday Party at the MAC!
We offer two great options for hosting a great birthday party.

"Ultimate Splash" - $130.00
This package includes admission, hot dog or pizza, chips, and a drink for 15 people. You will have a reserved space in the concession patio for your party and you may bring in a cake. Also receive a birthday "shout-out" over the PA system during your swim. Party times are scheduled for 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm with a 1 1/2-hour time limit for your party.

Contact Merriam Parks & Recreation at 913.322.5550 to arrange your party. We require at least 7-days in advance notice. Reservations for parties are taken Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Note: Fees are non-refundable. Parties may be re-scheduled if cancelled prior to start time (subject to facility availability). Parties cancelled due to closing of the pool will be rescheduled at a later date (subject to availability). If no dates are available, a full refund will be issued.

"Party in the Park
" - Merriam resident rate $50.00/Non-resident rate $60.00
Reserve the Vavra Park shelter from 8am-2pm or 3pm-9pm for your birthday party. The shelter offers seating for 60 people plus a BBQ grill. Before or after your picnic, take your guests to the aquatic center and pay the daily admission fee (all fees must be paid at one time). Note that aquatic center hours are Noon-8:00pm. Group discount for parties larger than 15. Also receive a birthday "shout-out" over the PA system during your swim. You may not bring food or drink to the aquatic center. Reservations 5 days in advance Shelter rental policies apply.


Private Party Aquatic Center Rentals
Enjoy a pool-side private party, family reunion, or office party at the Merriam Aquatic Center!

The aquatic center is available for rental in the evenings from 8:15-9:45pm. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning April 4. The facility will be available for rental from June 4 - August 7 with the exception of previously scheduled swim meet and special event dates.

The following applies to all aquatic center facility rentals:
  • Rental fee includes the cost of lifeguards, slide attendants and manager on duty. Payment of fee must be made at time of application.
  • Food & Drink (no alcohol) may be brought in, the concession stand will not be open for private rentals.
  • All regular facility rules are in effect.
  • Children and youth groups must provide one adult to every eight children.
  • Reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance. Rental payment is due upon reservation.
  • Rental fees are non-refundable. Rentals may be re-scheduled if cancelled prior to start time (subject to facility availability). Rentals cancelled due to closing of the pool that cannot be rescheduled will receive a full refund.

The following options are available for rental:
Option Cost
#1 (Includes use of Zero depth pool and slide pool) $225 (Max 75)
#2 (Includes use of Slide pool and 50-meter pool) $225 (Max 75)
#3 (Includes use of Zero depth pool and 50-meter pool) $225 (Max 75)
#4 (Includes use of entire facility) $275 (Max 100)

More Information:
Contact the Merriam Parks and Recreation Department at 913.322.5550.