Posted on: July 11, 2017

Shawnee Mission Parkway Weekend Closures


The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to close portions of Shawnee Mission Parkway during the next two weekends. KDOT will close the section above I-35 to resurface the roadway. The department said the closure should save crews at least thr...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Beat the heat at the Library!

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Looking for a place to cool off during the Kansas heat wave? Head over to Merriam's Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library. Read this guest blog from Michelle Holden, Information Specialist, as she shares all the Library's air-conditioned offerings!

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Merriam's Summer Playlist

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There are 92 days of summer and we've got a ton of local performances for you to enjoy---25 to be exact. That's 25 times out of 92 days you can tune in and feel the music! Check out Merriam's 2017 Summer Playlist at the link below.

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Posted on: May 28, 2017

Splish Splashin' Fun at the MAC

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Four words the kids all love to hear...THE POOL IS OPEN. Take a dip at the Merriam Aquatic Center now through Labor Day. The MAC is the perfect, affordable family activity this summer--don't forget to pack the sunscreen! Learn more at the link below.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Total Eclipse in the Parks!


Merriam will be 99.8% dark when the August 21 eclipse passes across the U.S. Join us in viewing this spectacular celestial event at Antioch, Heritage or Shawnee Mission Park and be one of the first 200 people to receive a pair of eclipse viewing glasses.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

33 Things...A Summer Bucket List!

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Explore things to do and places to go this summer with KC Destinations. With 33 items to discover, there’s more to do than you ever knew! Start today, explore the region, then enter to win a Kansas City prize pack valued at $250. #kcdestinations

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Pet Friendly Merriam


In celebration of National Pet Day on April 11th (yes, it’s a thing–the National Calendar at a Glance says so), we thought it fitting to celebrate and share the fur babies in our lives, and educate visitors about Merriam’s plethora of pet-friendly places.

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Meet in Merriam

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The meeting room at Meriam Historic Plaza is an ideal location for small to mid-size meetings, trainings or events. With affordable rates, an accessible location and top of the line technology, your next meeting is one click away.

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Tour Merriam

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If you're a group tour planner looking for new and unique tours, come explore Merriam. From instruments to dessert bread, candles to guitar lamps, Merriam has a nice blend of group-friendly tours. Click the link below to learn more and schedule today!

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

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In an effort to keep the community up-to-date on the development of a Parks Facilities Master Plan, there's now a blog dedicated to the issue. Click below to stay informed of this exciting master plan.

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Road Trip BINGO


There's plenty to do with kids in and around Merriam. Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza to pick up a road trip bingo card (or download one at the read more link), then hit the open road in Kansas to discover popular visitor attractions, eateries and more ac...Read on...

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