Special Events

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Ankeny Parks and Recreation hosts several special events throughout the year. Learn more about these programs below!

  • Senior Meals
    Tuesdays, Monthly
    The 2nd Tuesday of each month, Ankeny Parks & Recreation caters a lunch for Ankeny citizens 60 years and older. Meals are held at the Lakeside Center and start at noon. Help is needed to serve meals, clean up and call bingo after the lunch.
  • Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track & Field Meet

    This track & field meet is open to kids 7-14 years old. Help is needed timing races, recording heat times and helping with various field events.

  • Mayor's Bike Ride
    Saturday in May
    Join Ankeny Mayor Gary Lorenz as he leads the way for a morning trail ride through the community. Help is needed along the route and handing out refreshments. 
  • All City Play Day
    Wednesday in July
    All City Play Day offers dozens of FREE events for Ankeny citizens each summer at Hawkeye Park. Events include canoeing, giant bubbles, basketball, big wheel races, rock climbing wall, and tons more. Help is needed with various activity stations throughout the event.

  • Ankeny Youth Triathlon
    Saturday in July
    Participants swim, bike and run in the Annual Ankeny Youth Triathlon. Swimming laps in the Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center, biking around the Sports Complex and running through the finish line at the Prairie Ridge Middle School Track. Help is needed along the route, at the recovery tent and other areas throughout the race.

  • Creepy Capers Halloween Party
    Help is needed with various carnival games, handing out candy, event check-in and more.

  • Mayor's Tree Lighting & Fireworks
    Help is need serving hot cocoa and cookies, helping with holiday crafts and accompanying Santa!

If you're interested in contributing, contact Whitney Garcia at wgarcia@ankenyiowa.gov or (515) 963-3573.