Fundraising began in 2012, raising $1.8 of the $2.1 million needed for the project. The first phase of construction was completed in 2015 and included grading of the site, installation of utilities and paving of the parking lot. In addition to the AMP construction completed in 2015, the High Trestle Trail was extended south from its current terminus at W. First Street through the AMP site and connected to the community trail at Ordinance Road. This trail extension project also included the installation of a HAWK pedestrian beacon on West First Street to allow a safer crossing location for trail users.

The first pavilion was completed in early 2016 and currently houses the Uptown Farmer's Market and has hosted other community and private events. 

AMP Phase I & II

Updated on 09/22/2016 9:43 AM

The third and final phase of the AMP project, anticipated to be completed in 2017, includes the erection of the south pavilion, installation of restroom facilities and landscaping of the site in addition to the trailhead component including Wade Franck Plaza. Phase III Fundraising is still underway, donate now or contact Parks & Recreation Director Nick Lenox 515-963-3576 or nlenox@ankenyiowa.org for more information.

AMP Phase III

Updated on 09/22/2016 9:55 AM