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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 AnkenyIowa.gov/COVID-19.

    Aquatics

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    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 5/21/20, 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.

    View additional information and updates to city programs and services.

    Season Passes

    • Season pass sales have been suspended until further notice. Effective 5/21/20, the City will refund all aquatic center season pass holders. The Parks & Recreation Department will contact season pass holders directly to arrange refunds.

    Work at the Pool

    We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: 

    • Lifeguard - $10.50/hour - (must be age 15+) 
    • Water Safety Instructor - $11.50/hour - (must be age 16+)
    • Concessions/Admissions - $8.50/hour - (must be age 16+)
    • Water Slide Attendant - $9/hour - (must be age 16+)
    • Aquatics Maintenance - $10/hour - (must be age 16+)

    View full job descriptions and apply now.

    Interested in lifeguarding but not certified? No problem! Register for training classes

    Swimming Lessons

    Swim lesson registration has been postponed until further notice.

    • The City of Ankeny is an authorized American Red Cross learn-to-swim provider.

    Aquatic Facility Rentals

    Aquatic Center rentals are suspended until further notice.
    • All rental fees and arrangements must be made at the Parks & Recreation office at least 10 days prior to the rental date.
    • Call 515-963-3570 for reservations and information.

    Birthday Parties

    Aquatic Center rentals are suspended until further notice.

    • Celebrate your birthday at Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center this summer.
    • $80 party fee includes admission for 10 children and two supervising adults, as well as an individual ice cream product and drink for each member of the birthday party.
    • Additional guests may join in the celebration by paying daily admission and concession rates.
    • Parties are reserved from either 12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Reservations must be made at least one week prior to the event.
    • Call 515-963-3570 to reserve your birthday party today.
    • Season passes are not honored with this offer.