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Greater Merced Kiwanis Kiddieland
Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced

P.O. Box 1450
Merced, CA 95341-1450

Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced’s Kiddieland was started locally by our founding Kiwanis members in 1957 with the intention of providing a safe and friendly environment for the community’s children to enjoy an amusement park setting at an affordable price. In July 2007, our Kiddieland will be celebrating 50 years of service to the children of Merced County. We have served thousands of children over the years. Our hope is to continue operating and maintaining Kiddieland with support from sponsors.

Today, Kiddieland has 6 rides and a snack shack. The flagship of Kiddieland is our famous Train that provides rides around the perimeter of Applegate Park. Other rides include a Roller Coaster, Merry-Go-Round Carousel, Helicopter ride, Rocket Ship ride, and Car ride. Kiwanis Kiddieland is open Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 2 pm from roughly Easter through October each year.

We provide an annual Easter Egg Hunt at Applegate Park where 3,000 eggs and cases of candy disappear in the blink of an eye and our annual Fright Night which served approximately 700 kids and parents. Each year we host a Free Community Kids Night and contribute to many other youth sponsored programs through Merced. With your assistance from sponsors, we hope to continue providing this great community service project to the Merced community. Your substantial involvement and/or sponsorship with this project would be of great benefit to our community. It would demonstrate to the community your commitment to making Merced a better place for our children to live.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced Foundation is a 501-(c)(3) Corporation EIN 27-5573377.

Other Kiwanis Community Service projects include:

  1. Scholarships for Merced High and Golden Valley High School Key Clubs
  2. Merced Police Explorer’s Post for High School students
  3. Boy Scouts
  4. Girl Scouts
  5. Boys & Girls Club
  6. Child Safety projects
  7. Iodine Deficiency Disorder (International Project)
  8. Project Cherish
  9. Relay For Life-American Cancer Society
  10. American Heart Association

For additional information please contact us by using our contact form. We express our sincere thanks for your consideration. We look forward to your support.