Mowing season for City of Ankeny properties typically begins in April and lasts through November. City properties are mowed every ten days, weather dependent.
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The city-wide mosquito spraying program was suspended in 2011, due largely to the program's high cost and general ineffectiveness in widespread areas.
The Parks and Recreation Department will spray chemicals for mosquitoes one to three times per year at a few high-traffic recreational sites where spot treatment is more effective. These locations include:
Park shelters are available for rent at ten of the City's parks. Reservations can be made online or in person at the Parks and Recreation Office, 220 W First Street.