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The City of Ankeny has numerous developed parks and greenspaces for residents and visitors to enjoy. Learn more about each location by clicking on an icon in the map below. Or you can access the complete list below the map as well. Use the + and - buttons in the map to zoom in and out.

Looking for parks with basketball hoops or fishing ponds? Use the amenities drop down menu to filter the results. Use the category drop down to quickly locate both of Ankeny's aquatic centers, dog park and skate park!

Some park shelters may be rented and some are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Rental facilities may be reserved online at www.ankenyiowa.gov/register. Fees range from $30 per day to $50 per day, depending on the park.

For information about Ankeny's 90 miles of paved trails, please download a copy of our Trail Map (PDF), to help you explore.

Interested in fishing? Download this map of Ankeny Fishing Holes.

2019 Season Hours

OPEN SWIM SPLASH PARK ONLY

May 25 - 27, May 31 - Aug. 18
Open Daily
Noon to 6 p.m.

May 30 - Aug. 16

Monday - Friday
10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Daily Admission

General $4
Senior Citizen (60+) $3
Children Ages 2 and under $1
*Splash Park Only FREE
10:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Monday - Friday

*Free entry to the Splash Park is valid only from 10 - 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay the daily admission or use a season pass.

Facility Features

  • Heated water
  • Zero depth entry
  • 150 & 140 foot water slides - must be 48" or taller
  • Kiddie slide - No height requirement
  • Lily pad walk - must be 54" or taller
  • Floor geysers
  • Concessions
  • Family changing rooms
  • Grass area for sunbathing
  • Chaise lounge chairs
  • In-pool shade
  • Lap swimming
  • Splash Park

Rental Information

Private Parties

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center is available to rent for parties during non-public hours. It is perfect for youth team gatherings, business outings and more. All rental fees and arrangements must be made at the Parks & Recreation office at least 10 days prior to rental date.

DAY TIME FEE
Saturdays 6:15 - 8 p.m. $400 (entire facility)
Sundays 6:15 - 8 p.m. $400 (entire facility)
Monday - Friday 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. $60/hr (Splash Park Only)

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's birthday party at the Prairie Ridge Family Aquatic Center this summer!

Parties are reserved for two hours, from either 12:30-2:30pm or 3:30-5:30pm. Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to the event.

Cost is $80 and includes:

  • Admission of 10 children and two supervising adults
  • Individual ice cream treat for each guest
  • Individual drink for each guest

Season passes will not be honored with this offer.

To make a reservation, please call the Parks & Recreation Office at 963-3570.

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