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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 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.

    2020 Season Hours


    Opening Date TBD
    Noon to 7 p.m.

    Start Date TBD
    Monday through Saturday
    10 to 11:45 a.m.

    Start Date TBD

    Mondays & Thursdays Only

    7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

    *Please note, when Ankeny Schools are in session, Cascade Falls will be open on weekends only through Labor Day.

    Daily Admission

    General  $8
    Senior Citizen Admission (60+) $5
    Children Ages 2 & under $1
    Flow Rider Included w/admission
    *Lap Swim/Water Walking

    *Lap swim and water walking are available for guests 13 and older. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay the daily admission or use a season pass.

    *Season passes are accepted during all above pool programming hours.

    Facility Features

    • Heated water
    • FlowRider surf machine - must be 42" or taller
    • Zero depth entry pool
    • Kiddie slide - no height requirement
    • Floor geysers and water cannons
    • (2) 250 foot inner-tube water slides - must be 48" or taller
    • Lazy river
    • Lap pool
    • Diving well and drop slide - must be 48" or taller
    • 1 meter spring board and 3 meter platform diving - No height requirement      
    • Swirl Bowl slide - must be 48" or taller
    • Lap swimming
    • Water Walking
    • Concessions
    • Family changing rooms
    • Area for sunbathing
    • Lounge chairs
    • In-pool shade

    Rental Information

    Cascade Falls 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.

    TIME SECTION FEE (per section/per hour)
    7:15 - 9:15 p.m. Lap Pool & Diving Well $200
    Lazy River & Slides $250
    Zero Depth Pool $125
    FlowRider $100 - fee reduced by 50% if booking with another section

    To make a reservation, please call the Parks & Recreation Office at (515) 963-3570.

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