Park Board

The Ankeny Park Board serves to advise and assist the City Council in planning, establishing, purchasing, maintaining, supervising, and improving parks, trails, open space, and recreation facilities and to organize and administer a variety of recreation programs to meet current and future community needs.

The Board is empowered through Chapter 23 of the Municipal Code.

Meetings

  • Last Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Parks and Recreation Office
    1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive
    Ankeny, IA 50023

Members

Seven Park Board members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Members serve 4 years. There are no special requirements to serve.

  • Aaron Bradshaw, Chair
    Appointed: Mar. 18, 2019
    Reappointed: Dec. 31, 2022
    Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2026
  • Jared Baldwin
    Appointed: Jul. 6, 2021
    Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2024
  • Nichoel Church
    Appointed: Mar. 17, 2014
    Reappointed: Jan. 31, 2022
    Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2025
  • Josh Craighead
    Appointed: Mar. 17, 2014
    Reappointed: Dec. 31, 2022
    Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2026
  • Chad Hade
    Appointed: Feb. 1, 2010
    Reappointed: Dec. 18, 2023
    Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2027
  • Katie Maki
    Appointed: Feb. 6, 2023
    Term Expires: Jan. 31, 2026
  • Amber Smith
    Appointed: Apr. 6, 2015
    Reappointed: Jan. 31, 2022
    Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2025