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Community Center
Irene B. French Community CenterOverview
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      
  • Three classrooms
  • Two multi-purpose rooms

Contact Us

Parks & Recreation Staff
Email

Ph: 913.322.5550
Fx: 913.677.1409

5701 Merriam Dr.
Merriam, KS 66203

Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm