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Ankeny aquatic centers open daily May 31

Post Date:05/23/2019 3:00 p.m.

Ankeny aquatic centers will open Memorial Day weekend, May 25 -27. Hours for Cascade Falls are noon – 7 p.m. Prairie Ridge hours are noon – 6 p.m. Both aquatic centers will open daily for the summer season Friday, May 31, at noon.

Season passes are available for purchase only at the Parks & Recreation office located at 220 W. First St., Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended hours are available on the following days to purchase season passes:

  • Thursday, May 23, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lifeguarding Opportunities

The City of Ankeny is hiring lifeguards for the 2019 season. Training is available. Lifeguards must be 16 and starting wage is $9.25. Apply online at www.ankenyiowa.go/aquaticsjobs.

Classes/Swimming Lessons
In addition to group and private swim lessons, other aquatic events/classes are offered throughout the summer including Splash with a Princess Pool Party, Family Fun Nights, Adult Only Swim, Flowrider® Workshops, springboard diving and the SummerFest Splash Dance. Register for classes and events online at

Private Parties/Events

Both aquatic centers are available to rent during non-public hours for private parties, birthday parties, youth team gatherings or business outings. All rental fees and arrangements must be made at the Parks & Recreation office at least 10 days prior to rental date. Birthday party packages are also available during normal business hours at Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center. Call (515) 963-3570 for reservations and pricing information.

Cascade Falls Aquatic Center 
2350 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny
Open swim hours: noon to 7 p.m., Memorial Day weekend, daily beginning May 31
Lap swim and water walking hours: 10-11:45 a.m., Monday – Saturday and 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. Monday and Thursday, beginning June 3
Cascade Falls Admission Fees 
                                    Open Swim      Lap Swim/Water Walking     
General                       $8                                $3                                       
Seniors (60+)               $5                                $3                                       
Children 2 & under     $1                                N/A                                                                         

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr., Ankeny
Open swim hours: noon to 6 p.m., Memorial Day weekend, daily beginning May 31
*Splash park only: 10 – 11:45 a.m., Monday - Friday, free

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

Admission Fees                           
General                   $4                
Seniors (60+)          $3                
Children 2 & under  $1                 

For more information visit or contact Parks & Recreation at (515) 963-3570.

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