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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

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    Children having fun at Ankeny Aquatic Centers

    The City of Ankeny aquatic centers will not be opening Memorial Day Weekend. The City’s number one priority is the health and safety of the 160,000 pool patrons that visit each year and our 175-plus aquatic center staff. The City is working with the Iowa Department of Public Health, CDC, American Red Cross, City Council and the Governor's office to determine a safe way to offer swim lessons this summer.

    As further legal authority from the Governor and related public health guidance becomes available, the City will make a decision regarding the possibility of more fully operating the aquatic centers.

    Effective today, the City will refund all aquatic center season pass holders. The Parks & Recreation Department will contact season pass holders directly to arrange refunds.

    More details regarding the aquatic centers will be released as soon as they are available. Splash pads remain closed per the Governor’s proclamation.


    Ankeny Parks & Recreation offers fun activities and programs for citizens of all ages. With more than 40 parks and 80 miles of trails, Ankeny Aquatic Centers, youth sports, skate parks and fishing holes to shady picnic spots and adult basketball, let us guide your recreation adventures throughout Ankeny!

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