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    Parks Passport Challenge

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    New! Take the Summer 2019 Ankeny Parks Passport Challenge!

    Did you know that Ankeny has more than 40 parks? And 28 of those parks have playgrounds! Get out and explore these parks and win a prize! *Prizes available to the first 250 kids (age 15 and younger) to complete the challenge. Open to Ankeny residents only please.

    Pick up a Parks Passport at the Parks & Recreation Office or download a copy to print at home
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    • Visit all 28 park playgrounds listed on the Parks Passport.
    • Find the Parker the Plane sign hidden on the playground at each park. Write down the special code found on Parker’s banner on your passport for each park.
    • When complete, post a picture of you at one of the parks and tag @CityofAnkeny on Facebook or Twitter.
    • Bring your completed passport to the Parks & Recreation Office, located at 220 W. First St., to claim your prize! The Parks & Recreation Office is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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