Youth Programs

The Merriam Parks and Recreation Department has something for everyone. Explore this section and enroll or visit one of our youth recreation programs.
The Ki Society
Aikido is a defensive Japanese martial art. Aikido's goal is to remove aggression from situations. The power of Aikido comes from centering, relaxing and extending "Ki" energy rather than physical size and strength.   Instructor: Vic Montgomery
Preschool Indoor Playground
Visit our magical indoor playground every Tuesday year-round, where it's never rainy, snowing or too hot. Little Tyke riding toys, a kitchen and more! Special activities included near the holidays. Parents must supervise their own children during playground time. 9:30am-11:30am; Ages 5 & under; 
$2 per child/per day or punch card available for 10 visits at $10.
For more information call 913.322.5550.
Tri-Star Basketball
Team up with the Merriam Optimist Club and learn basic basketball skills. Boys and girls will be instructed on dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and learning the importance of teamwork. See you courtside!

Challenger Sports Soccer Camp


June 18 -22 at Waterfall Park. Register with Challenger by January 31, 2018 for a free sack pack. Deadline for a free soccer jersey(shipping $7.95) is 45 day in advance of class. 
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