All City of Ankeny buildings are closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All residents, contractors and others are encouraged to do business with the City via phone, email or this website. Find contact information now.

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

    Parks & Recreation Continuation of Service Plan

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    • Employees are still working regular hours and are available by phone and email. View staff contact list. 

    •  Ankeny parks and trails are currently open to the public for recreation but due to COVID-19, effective immediately, playground equipment and shelter houses are closed until further notice. All park restrooms remain closed and water fountains are turned off. The Skate Park is closed. The Dog Park, along with the tennis, pickleball and basketball courts will remain open at this time. Team sports, pickup games and contact play are prohibited. The City will not install caution tape or fencing at the parks; residents are asked to do their part to keep our family, friends, neighbors and community safe. Signage will be posted at each park regarding the closure. 

    • All parks and recreation youth and adult sports, leagues, classes and programs are canceled. The Parks and Recreation Department will issue full refunds for any canceled rentals or programs beginning or taking place from March 17 – April 12. Programs which have already met prior to March 17 will receive a prorated credit on their account for the remaining dates. Look for emails related to your respective programs. We appreciate your patience as refunds are a manual process that must be completed by staff. There is no need to send a request for refunds.

    • All public and private events scheduled at the Otter Creek Golf Course, Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, Ankeny Market & Pavilion, Lakeside Center, Outdoor Education Center, Pinnacle Club, Skate Park, and park shelters are canceled. Through April 12, Ankeny Parks and Recreation will not issue any rental permits, including gym rentals, athletic fields and park shelters.

    • Otter Creek Golf Course is closed. This closure includes the golf course, Tin Cup Bar & Grille and reservations with the Pinnacle Club. The driving range and practice facilities will remain open for public use during this time.

    • Public parks and trails will remain open, however all restrooms in the parks will be unavailable. Ankeny Parks and Recreation encourages residents to utilize parks and trails at their own risk and strongly encourages users to practice social distancing and good hygiene.

    • The Dog Park is open. Maintenance staff is sanitizing the gates and entrance keypad multiple times per day.

    • The Community Garden is open, however the kickoff informational meeting scheduled for April 7 has been canceled. Program participants will be contacted with additional information and instructions in the near future.

    • Park Board meeting scheduled for March 30 has been canceled. Park Board Meetings are scheduled at the Parks & Recreation office on the last Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

    • All city buildings will be closed to the public. The entrance of City Hall will serve as a drop zone for business that cannot be completed online or via phone. All residents, contractors and others are encouraged to do business via phone, email or the website. The lobby will not be staffed.