Merriam Community Center

Merriam, KS
Area / Square Feet: Water - 15,474 sf
Occupancy Date: October 2020

The Merriam Community Center features a robust aquatic center as one element of an impressive multifunctional building. The aquatic center features an indoor leisure pool, an indoor therapy pool and an outdoor leisure pool — all with a variety of amenities.

The 5,553-square-foot indoor leisure pool features four 25-yard lanes, depths that range from zero to 4 feet 9 inches, two water slides, 10 interactive water play features and a lazy river current channel. One of the slides is a closed-flume body slide and the other is a simple ramp slide. The lazy river current channel features three depth charges activated by patrons on the deck, adding a unique and exciting element of play.

The 9,550-square-foot outdoor leisure pool features eight 25-meter lanes, depths that range from zero to 12 feet 3 inches, two 1-meter springboard diving boards, a zero-depth beach entry and five interactive water play features. The 371-square-foot therapy pool features depths that range from 3 feet 6 inches to 4 feet, custom grabrails and benches, as well as stairs. The outdoor leisure pool is surrounded by expansive decks and features shade structures, both great service amenities for special events. The 15,474 square feet of water has become a highly patronized all-season community asset that provides a wide variety of programming.


LEAD ARCHITECT: Clark & Enersen Inc.



  • Indoor leisure pool with four 25-yard lanes
  • Indoor therapy pool
  • Outdoor leisure pool with eight 25-meter lanes
  • Two 1-meter springboard diving platforms
  • Shade structures
  • Closed-flume body slide 
  • Ramp slide 
  • Ten interactive water play features 
  • Lazy river current channel


Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim

ADA Lifts, Access Ramps/Stairs, Ladders/Grab Bars, Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics

Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R.Smith