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These operational changes  are reflective of the suggested guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health. The City is committed to protecting its employees and citizens during this pandemic. View additional information on the City of Ankeny response and updates at AnkenyIowa.gov/COVID-19.

    Parks

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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.

    • Dean Park

      Dean Park
      1. Address:1720 SW Abilene Road
        Ankeny, IA 50023
      2. Phone:(515) 963-3570
      3. Capacity:10 - 20
      Amenities:
      1. Baby Swings
      2. Basketball Court
      3. Benches
      4. Drinking Fountain
      5. Grill
      6. Open Space
      7. Picnic Shelter
      8. Picnic Tables
      9. Playground Equipment
      10. Walking/Biking Trails
      Categories:
      1. Parks
      2. Rental Facilities

    Dean Park located at 1720 SW Abilene Rd. and is surrounded on four sides by homes in the Prairie Trail housing development. It has a large shelter and a unique playground with water feature! A great place to sit back and watch the kids play on a sunny afternoon!

    Rental Information

    The shelter at this location is available for private rental. Make reservations online at www.ankenyiowa.gov/register. Shelters can only be reserved between April 7 and Oct. 7. Reservations cannot be made more than six months in advance. Reservations submitted 72 hours or less before the reservation date will not be accepted.

    RESIDENT FEE NON-RESIDENT FEE
    $30 $40
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