Rental Information

Gymnasium Rentals Available

Birds eye view of gymnasium from walking track

Shelter Rentals Available

Shelter with 7 picnic tables and large grill at Brown Park

Meeting rooms of various sizes for rent

Meeting room with TV and dry erase wall
 
Looking for a space for a baby shower, birthday party, wedding reception or business meeting?  The Merriam Community Center can help! 
 
Want to host an event outdoors?  Look no further than our park shelters or Merriam Marketplace.
 
Need to find a place to host a team practice check out the Gymnasium and Julius McFarlin Soccer Fields.   

Meeting Rooms and Capacity

Meeting Room Rental Rates

Rental rates for rooms are per hour.  Rental times should include personal set-up and clean up times.

Room Resident  Non-Resident   Commercial
Campbell, Kessler, or Loomis $35 $45 $55
Campbell/Kessler or Kessler/Loomis $60 $75 $90
Founders $95 $120 $145
Esther Brown $30 $35 $45
Walker School Room - Conference Room     $25 $30 $40
After-hours staff charges $20/hour/staff   $20/hour/staff $20/hour/staff 

 

Meeting Room Capacity

Room Banquet   Classroom   Theater  
Campbell, Kessler, Loomis 56 48 70
Campbell/Kessler or Kessler/Loomis 144 80 112
Founders 224 120 224
Esther Brown N/A 30 40
Walker School Room - Conference Room   12 N/A N/A

 

Rental Discounts

Rentals spending $2,100–$3,000: 10% off
Rentals spending $3,001–$5,000: 20% off
Rentals spending $5,001+: $1,500 off maximum

 

 

Additional Rental Services

 

 Service Fee
Coffee Service - 25 cups $10
Coffee Service - 50 cups $20
Coffee Service - 100 cups $35
Sound System / AV Equipment     $50
TV / DVD Player $15
Portable Bar $25
Tablecloths $5 each
Table skirting $10 each
Dry Erase Board and Markers $5
Flip Chart / Easels $5 each

Gymnasium

 Rental rates are per hour.  

Resident  Non-Resident   Commercial
Half $30 $40 $50
Whole* $40 $50 $60
After-hours staff charges       $20/hour/staff    $20/hour/staff $20/hour/staff  

 

Half capacity in the gymnasium is 40 people. Whole capacity is 80 people.  

*Only available for rent after close of facility. Additional staffing charges apply for gymnasium.

 

 

Aquatics

 

Rental rates are per hour.

Body of Water Resident  Non-Resident   Commercial
Outdoor $200 $250 $300
Indoor $200 $250 $300
Therapy $120 $150 $180
After-hours staff charges      $20/hour/staff     $20/hour/staff $20/hour/staff    

 

Aquatic Rentals are only available for rent after close of facility. Pool fee includes staffing up to 40 guests.

 

Birthday Parties

Host the best party ever at the Merriam Community Center!

  • Party packages at the Merriam Community Center are 2½ hours long.
  • Groups may enjoy the pool for 1½ hours before their party room reservation.
  • Each party will be assigned an attendant and have access to the locker room.
  • A cart to transport party items in and out of the building is provided.
  • Streamers, banners, and confetti are not allowed in the party rooms or pool area.
  • Any food/drink brought into the facility must remain in the party room area. 

Guests may bring:

  • Refreshments, including ice cream and cake.
  • Party decorations, including balloons, table decorations, party hats, and favors.

 

Swimmers must bring their own towel.

 Three party sizes* available:

Party for 15    $125
Party for 20 $150
Party for 25 $175

*Maximum attendance, including adults

Party times available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Want to book a party? 

Complete Party Reservation Application

 

 

Park Shelters

Shelter Rental Reservations

 These facilities are perfect for family reunions, birthday parties, graduation parties or other gatherings. Shelters are located at Brown Park or Chatlain Park and feature: 

  • Lighted shelter
  •  7 picnic tables, seating for 56 people (One handicapped accessible)
  • 1 large charcoal grill
  • Drinking fountain with waterspout
  • 3 trash receptacles & 1 recycle container
  • Two electrical outlets
  • Limited adjacent parking

Park Amenities include:

  • Water fountain with dog basin (handicapped accessible)
  • Playground equipment (Age group 5-12 year old)
  • Portable toilet
  • Open play area
  • Paved walking path (Brown Park)
  • Basketball and pickleball courts (Brown Park)
  • Access to Turkey Creek Streamway Trail (Chatlain Park)

Rental season is April to October

Reservation Hours:

Half day: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Full day 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Residency Half Day Fees     Full Day Fees
 *Resident $50.00 $85.00
Non-Resident    $60.00 $105.00
Commercial $95.00 $150.00

*Applicant must furnish proof of residency

Special Event Permit Fee: $50.00 per day in addition to rental fee - Applies to individuals or organizations who wish to sponsor community, corporate or private special events.

No reservations will be accepted that conflict with Merriam Farmers’ Market season hours or City of Merriam, Kansas sponsored events.

All fees are due at the time of rental reservation.

Reservations must be made by persons at least 21 years of age.

Complete Park Shelter Application

 

 

Merriam Marketplace

This facility is perfect for corporate picnics, family reunions, and other gatherings. Amenities include a bridge to the the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail, electrical hookups, and restroom facilities.  Tables and chairs are not provided.   

Reservations may be made up to one year in advance and shall be on a first come first served basis.

Request for a year in advance will be accepted on the first working day of the month.

Reservation Hours:

Half day 8 a.m. -2 p.m. or 3 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Full day 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Residency  Half Day Rate       Full Day Rate
 Resident*  $75.00  $125.00
 Non-Resident    $110.00 $140.00
Commercial            $150.00 $200.00

 *Applicant must furnish proof of residency

Security Deposit: Reservations must be accompanied by a $150 refundable damage/security deposit. If facility is left clean, undamaged, and user does not exceed approved time or conduct activities which have not been previously approved, the deposit will be returned within 10 business days following the rental date. In the event that damage to the facility should exceed the deposit amount, additional charges will be assessed by the city.

Special Event Permit Fee: $50.00 per day in addition to rental fee - Applies to individuals or organizations who wish to sponsor community, corporate or private special events.

No reservations will be accepted that conflict with Merriam Farmers’ Market season hours or City of Merriam, Kansas sponsored events.

All fees are due at the time of rental reservation.

Reservations must be made by persons at least 21 years of age.

Complete Merriam Marketplace Rental Application

Julius McFarlin Soccer Fields

Located within Waterfall Park at 5191 Merriam Drive, there are two practice fields easily accessible from I-35.  In addition to the fields, there is ample parking, playground with swings, access to the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail, portable restroom facility and access to a drinking fountain.

Field size is 50 x 40 yards perfect for U10 / U12 practice.  

Fields are unlined; goals with nets are provided.  Please do not move the goals.

Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance up to one year in advance by a person 18 years of age or older who will sign permit assuming responsibility of the group.   

Rentals cancelled by Parks and Recreation Department due to bad weather / field conditions may be rescheduled.

 Resident Rate: $12 /hour

Non-Resident Rate: $15 /hour

Soccer Field Reservation Application