Vavra Park

Vavra Park is located at 6040 Slater. The City of Merriam was incorporated as a city in 1950 and within the first decade identified that recreation services were vital to the citizens.  The area today known as Vavra Park began in 1959 when the city acquired the first pieces of property when establishing the area known today as the municipal complex.  On Sept. 16, 1959, residents passed a general obligation bond for a Park Improvement Project.  This bond provided funding to acquire approximately 4 acres of land in the Eby Subdivision.  This acquisition led to the very first pool in Merriam the Merriam Aquatic Center which was completed Aug. 1, 1961. 

PlaygroundAmenities at the 7.5-acre Vavra Park include: 
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Paved parking
  • Walking Trail
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Double Bay Swings
  • Landscape Structures Playground
  • Restrooms  (seasonal porta potty)

Park hours are sunrise to sunset daily. For shelter rental information call the Merriam Parks and Recreation Department at 913-322-5550, or click here to download the rental brochure.