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    Ankeny Market & Pavilion

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    The Ankeny Market & Pavilion (AMP) is located at 715 W. First St. in the heart of Uptown Ankeny. AMP is a trailhead for the popular High Trestle Trail, home of the Ankeny Uptown Farmer's Market and host to a variety of unique and exciting community activities. AMP is a 3.1 acre park that includes two pavilions, a restroom building, 108 parking spaces, bicycle trailheads and plenty of open space.

    Rent AMP for your event!

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    AMP is an ideal location for weddings, family reunions, corporate of outdoor events. 

    Please contact the Parks & Recreation office at 515-963-3570 for more information or to inquire about a particular date.

    Application for Use of Ankeny Market & Pavilion

    Fee Structure - Per Day  
    Non-profit organizations (must provide proof of 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status to qualify for this rate) $350 
    Private Rental - Ankeny Resident*  $350
    Private Rental - Nonresident  $650


    *To qualify for this rate, the resident must provide a copy of their driver's license. For weddings or receptions, the bride or groom or their respective mother, father or legal guardian must reside within the City of Ankeny at the time of application as well at the time of the event. For all other social events, the host, hostess, or quest of honor must reside within the City of Ankeny at the time of application as well as the time of the event.

    Project History

    The Ankeny Market & Pavilion is a joint venture between Rotary Club of Ankeny, Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, Uptown Ankeny Association and the City of Ankeny.  Fundraising began in 2012, raising $1.8 of the $2.1 million needed for the project. The first phase of construction was completed in 2015 and included grading of the site, installation of utilities and paving of the parking lot. In addition to the AMP construction completed in 2015, the High Trestle Trail was extended south from its current terminus at West First Street through the AMP site and connected to the community trail at Ordinance Road. This trail extension project also included the installation of a HAWK pedestrian beacon on West First Street to allow a safer crossing location for trail users.

    The first pavilion was completed in early 2016 and currently houses the Uptown Farmer's Market and has hosted other community and private events.

    The third and final phase of the AMP project was completed in early 2018. This includes the erection of the south pavilion, installation of restroom facilities and landscaping of the site in addition to the trailhead component including Wade Franck Plaza. Contact Parks & Recreation Director Nick Lenox 515-963-3576 or for more information.