Irene B. French Community Center

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 rent 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. 

Facility Amenities

  • Art gallery
  • 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 and open basketball/pickleball play
  • Kitchen
  • Three classrooms
  • Two multi-purpose rooms

New Merriam Community Center

Take a look at the exterior vision of the new Merriam Community Center. The community center is expected to open in 2020. Learn more.