Families, friends, couples, individuals... whoever you are, whatever your fitness goals, the new Merriam Community Center is Just Right!

Membership provides full access to our 66,000-square-foot community center, including an indoor pool with slides, lazy river, lap lanes, and therapy water; outdoor pool with lap lanes, diving boards, and zip line (Memorial Day to Labor Day); industry-leading fitness equipment; walking/jogging track; Child Watch discounts, and full-size gym with options for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball.

With easy access from I-35, free parking, no contracts or cancellation penalties, the Merriam Community Center is just right for your fitness and family fun.

Please visit the Welcome Desk to complete any transaction related to membership services including: membership applications, membership add-ons, punch passes, and day passes.


 Day Pass                                                                                                                                                                              

  Resident /
 Member Guest  
Adult       $9 $11
Senior / Youth      $7 $9


A pass is required for any person leaving the lobby / community space of the facility.  

Youth is defined as under 18.  Children under 2 are free.  Senior 60+

Accepted insurance programs include: SilverSneakers, Active & Fit, Prime, Silver & Fit, Renew Active / Healthy Contributions (Humana), Gympass and Peerfit. Please contact your insurance provider for proof of eligibility.  


Membership Monthly Annual Summer
Household¹ $60 $660 $200
Two-Person Household² $55 $595 $185
Senior Household³ $50 $530 $160
Adult $40 $400 $130
Senior $30 $330 $110
Youth $30 $330 $110
Additional Dependent $10 $110 $30


Membership Monthly Annual Summer
Household¹ $75 $825 $250
Two-Person Household² $70 $745 $225
Senior Household³ $60 $660 $200
Adult $45 $495 $155
Senior $40 $415 $130
Youth $40 $415 $130
Additional Dependent $13 $140 $40

Punch Passes

Want to enjoy specific activities without a membership?

Punch Passes are the perfect option! All activities below are free for members.


Part tennis, part badminton, part pingpong, all fun! This easy-to-learn, eye-hand coordination game is growing rapidly in popularity. With all equipment provided, the only thing you need is a partner and a positive attitude! Maximum of 24 participants in the gym. Must have a Punch Pass or be a member to play!

Monday, Wednesday, Fridays  ▶  8–11 a.m.  ▶  $20 for 10 punch pass // $40 for 20 punch pass

Walking Track

Walking has numerous health benefits and is an excellent way to begin or enhance your fitness routine. This program allows you a simple, affordable way to exercise at a pace that fits your level. This program isn't instructor-led, but if you need guidance on how to begin your walking program staff will gladly provide assistance!

Monday–Friday  ▶  8:30–11:30 a.m.  ▶  $12.50 for 20 punch pass

Aqua Toddler / Sensory Time

Time-specific for families with children 0-4 years of age that are sensitive to loud noises or big splashes of water. During this time, all fountains, slides, and water features are turned off.  Children can explore the zero depth, shallow water, and therapy pool without fear of big kids splashing. This isn't a swim lesson and won't be instructor led. Parents must be in the water with their children. 1 punch visit = 1 parent and 1 child.

Monday–Friday  ▶ 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.  ▶  $50 for 10 punches // $90 for 20 punches

Preschool Indoor Playground

Too cold or hot to play in the park? Ride and slide with us during Preschool Indoor Playground! Drive, pull, or push your favorite Little Tykes® vehicles.  Parents must supervise their children during playground time. 

Tuesdays  ▶  9:30-11:30 a.m.  ▶  $10 for 10 individual visits or $2/child

Monthly memberships are automatically billed on the 5th of the month until written 30-day notification of cancellation is received from the member. 

Summer Memberships are valid from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Membership Add-Ons

Fit Class Pass Logo

Take a different class every day!

Get in an early workout with Morning Burn Bootcamp, or try Cross Training over lunch. WERQ will get your heart rate up after work, and Restorative Yoga will help you stretch out and slow down. The Fit Class Pass is your key to a variety of fitness fun!

Check out the schedule of all the classes you can take by adding the Fit Class Pass to your memberships for only $25 per month.

Add the Fit Class Pass to your membership at the Welcome Desk. 

Learn More

Nanny Pass

This is the perfect add-on for families! The Nanny Pass can be added to any household membership purchased by the head of household for anyone who serves the role of nanny, babysitter, or child care provider for the family.  

      Annual        Monthly       Summer    
Resident   $200 $25 $70
Non-Resident   $250 $30 $80

Household Definitions

Household memberships include 2 adults and up to 4 dependent children as defined by the IRS Qualifying Age Rule. Children age 18–24 must provide proof of residency. Additional dependents can be added for a fee. 

²Two-Person Household includes two people who live at the same address, one of which must be at least 18 years old. 

³Senior Household includes two adults who live at the same address, one of which must be 60 years old.

⁴Additional Dependent applies to the 6-person Household membership. 

*You must provide written notification of cancellation if you don’t want to continue monthly membership.

Children under 2 are free. 

Residency Definition

Residency is defined as someone who resides within the city limits of Merriam or someone who owns taxable real estate within city limits.

Proof required with

  • a valid driver’s license or state ID
  • current city business license
  • Notice of Appraised Value issued by the Johnson County Assessor’s Office. 


We want everyone active in recreation activities - no matter what!

Merriam Parks and Recreation is committed to providing quality recreation opportunities to all resident households, regardless of their economic condition. Merriam families may be eligible to receive a scholarship for membership or other programs. 


  • Membership Scholarship: This scholarship helps Merriam families pay for a resident household membership. The goal is to keep kids active in recreational activities.  
  • Dolphin Fund: Eligible families receive up to $100 per year per youth toward swim team and swim lesson registration.  
  • Senior FitClass Pass Scholarship: This scholarship helps eligible Merriam seniors (60+), who are are members of the Merriam Community Center, have the opportunity to participate in a fitness classes. 
  • KanCare Assistance for Youth Programs (Qualified State-Aid): Through United Healthcare, your child can participate in recreational activities through the Merriam Park and Recreation Department. Contact your KanCare representative to receive paperwork to take advantage of this opportunity.


Learn More and Apply

Corporate Membership Opportunity

Add MCC memberships to your benefits package to help boost employee wellness! 

Merriam businesses can now apply for a Corporate Membership, where employees can purchase Merriam Community Center memberships at the resident rate. 

To qualify for this benefit, a company representative must complete an application and submit a current business license. Once approved, employees will need to provide a paystub or identification card as proof of employment when they join the MCC.  

The MCC offers this unique opportunity to thank local businesses for their significant role in supporting Merriam Parks and Recreation events and programs. 

Corporate Membership Application