Parks & Nature

ANTIOCH PARK


6501 Antioch Road | 913-312-8833
Antioch Park is Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s oldest park. The forty four acre park features new or updated amenities such as two fishing lakes, walking path, tennis courts, picnic shelters, basketball courts, restrooms, playground, paved parking, and cook out grills. Antioch Park has remained one of JCPRD’s most popular park, attracting up to 700,000 visitors each year.

BROWN PARK 


5040 Booker Drive | 913-322-5550
Named for civil rights activist, Esther Brown, a local Merriam housewife who organized citizen support to end segregation in Merriam schools in the 1940's. Brown Park features 3.68 acres, new play equipment, pavilion, grills, picnic tables, signage, a drinking fountain and waste/recycling containers. Near Turkey Creek, this neighborhood park is a beloved gathering place in the metro. 

CAMPBELL PARK 


9674 W. 61st Street | 913-322-5550
Campbell Park, originally referred to as “Old Horseshoe Bend” is nestled where 61st Street meets Turkey Creek.  Looking across the creek, one can see the remains of an access road that was once utilized as the east/west thoroughfare.  Campbell Park is a unique park for the city in that the land is owned by the Merriam Drainage District of Johnson County. Named after David Gee Campbell, the man accredited in establishing the first community of 20 homes in approximately 1864, Campbell Park has seen many improvements in its 42 years!  Today the City of Merriam is responsible for all equipment purchases and improvements that occur at the park.  The park provides access to the Streamway Trail but also areas for rest and reflection


CHATLAIN PARK


63rd Terrace & Carter | 913-322-5550
One of Merriam's busiest and most beautiful parks, named for John Chatlain who served as a Merriam City Council member for 31 years. This park provides an access point to the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail. Amenities include: paved parking, walking path, picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, and a picnic shelter available for rent.

IRENE B. FRENCH COMMUNITY CENTER


5701 Merriam Drive | 913-322-5550
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 facilities include: a gymnasium, game room with pool table, Foosball, ping-pong and big screen television, and fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment. For more information about the community center or the recreational classes offered at this location, call 913-322-5550 or visit www.merriam.org/parks.


MERRIAM MARKETPLACE / WERNER PARK


5740 Merriam Drive | 913-322-5550
A 10,000 square foot covered pavilion, home of the Merriam Farmers' Market, and many special events such as: Flags for Freedom, Music at the Marketplace Concert Series, Halloween Candy Scramble, Turkey Creek Car & Motorcycle Show, and Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting. The Marketplace and Werner Park's amenities include: access to Turkey Creek Streamway Trail, picnic tables, and grills.

QUAIL CREEK PARK 


7024 Grandview Avenue | 913-322-5550
A 5.25-acre linear park purchased by the City of Merriam after a torrential rainstorm flooded the area in the late 1990s. After much thought of what to do with the land, Quail Creek Park was dedicated on Oct. 19, 2002. Come explore Quail Creek Park nestled in the Antioch Hills neighborhood where residents can enjoy new playground equipment and safety surfacing.


TURKEY CREEK STREAMWAY TRAIL


913-322-5550
Approximately 4.1 miles of paved, multi-use trail, running from 75th Street to Antioch Road. The trail route follows the path of Turkey Creek and passes through wooded areas, a butterfly garden, and several parks. Paved parking and access points provided at 75th Street entrance, Chatlain Park, Campbell Park, Merriam Marketplace, Werner Park, and Waterfall Park.

WATERFALL PARK 


5191 Merriam Drive | 913-322-5550
Named for its most prominent natural feature, this 15-acre park features an access point to the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail.  Soccer practice fields are available by reservation one year in advance. Rental information can be found by downloading information here. This park will also be the home to the third public art piece "Hmmm..." along the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail within the park.