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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Merriam Community Center Soft Opening Hours; COVID-19 Safety Measures

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Our Merriam Community Center’s soft opening is next week! Check out our facility with limited hours as we prepare to be fully operational on July 25.

You’ll need to buy a membership to test out some of the community center’s new amenities during the soft opening July 20-24.

Soft opening hours:

  • Monday, July 20: 9:30-11:30 a.m., fitness center
  • Tuesday, July 21: Noon-4 p.m., fitness center
  • Wednesday, July 22: 4-7 pm., fitness center, gymnasium
  • Thursday, July 23: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., fitness center, gymnasium
  • Friday, July 24: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., fitness center, walking track, gymnasium


We’ll be fully operational starting July 25. MCC building hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m-9 p.m.
  • Friday, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The indoor pool, which had significant COVID-related delays, is scheduled to be complete by Labor Day weekend. The pools will open when we are in the Phase Out stage of the state’s Ad Astra reopening plan.


COVID-19 Safety Measures*

MCC staff will go through daily health screenings and won’t come to work if they have a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms. Look for our physical distancing floor markings to stay 6 feet away from other patrons. We encourage you to wash your hands often or use our hand-sanitizing stations throughout our facility.

Masks

You’re required to wear a mask inside the facility unless you are on a piece of fitness equipment working out or in your assigned spot during a fitness class. Masks must be worn while in transition between pieces of fitness equipment and while collecting any equipment needed inside the fitness classroom. All staff will wear face masks.


Physical Distancing

In the fitness area, alternating pieces of equipment will be closed or floor markings have been added to meet physical distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet. Floor markings have also been added to the fitness room floor to provide 10 to 12 feet between participants. Throughout the facility, additional floor markings have been added anywhere that patrons may be required to line up.


Cleaning Protocols

MCC staff has a detailed plan to separate clean and used equipment – from the pens you use to sign any paperwork to weights, strength equipment, and cardio gear. We will frequently clean and disinfect our building and sanitize high-touch areas.


Aquatics

The indoor and outdoor pools are currently closed until the State of Kansas enters the Phase Out stage of the Ad Astra Re-Opening Plan.


Child Watch

Child Watch will not be offered until the State of Kansas enters the Phase Out stage of the Ad Astra Re-Opening Plan.


*This is our COVID-19 plan as of now, but it continues to be fluid. We’ll make any necessary changes as we evaluate the opening of our new community center. Visit merriam.org/mcc for policy updates.

 

Join Now

We’re still offering discounted rates for those who sign up to become a Merriam Community Center member by Labor Day.

Sign up now to become a Charter Member. You can have access to the building beginning Monday, July 20 to use the community center’s other amenities. Your membership goes through Labor Day 2021 – don’t forget the free swag! Other membership options are also available.

Day passes will be available beginning July 25 through Labor Day to Merriam residents only. After Labor Day, they will be available to non-residents.

Merriam Parks and Recreation staff are at City Hall through July 17 to help process all memberships. Visit Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. to join. Visit the MCC during soft opening hours to process memberships between July 20-25 and during regular hours after July 25.

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