Rental Facilities

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Park Shelters:

Park shelters are available for private rental at the following parks. Reservations can be made a maximum of six months in advance and cannot be made within 72 hours of the reservation date. Please note, no park shelters have electricity hook-ups. If the park is not listed below, the shelter can be used at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Crestbruck Park
  • Dean Park
  • Hawkeye Park
  • Miracle Park North Shelter
  • Northcreek Park
  • Otter Creek Park
  • Sawgrass Park
  • Summerfest Park
  • Sunset Park
  • Sunrise Park

Availability, amenities, rental fees and reservations can be made here

Indoor Rental Facilities:

Lakeside Center, 400 NW Lakeshore Drive

Located in Hawkeye Park, the Lakeside Center is a four-season, 3,500 sq. ft. rental facility for up to 250 people. Reservations are taken up to one year in advance. View facility rules here.

Rental Period  Resident Fee  Nonresident Fee
 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  $295  $385
 5 p.m. - midnight  $335  $570
 9 a.m. - midnight  $445  $870


Outdoor Education Center, 610 NE 36th Street

The Outdoor Education Center is a four-season, 1,200 sq. ft. rental facility for up to 50 people. The facility also includes an open-air shelter with picnic tables. Reservations are taken up to one year in advance. View facility rules here.

Rental Period  Resident Fee  Nonresident Fee
 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  $160  $210
 5 p.m. - midnight  $180  $240
 9 a.m. - midnight  $235  $310


Outdoor Rental Facilities:

Ankeny Bandshell, 410 W First St.

The Ankeny Bandshell at Wagner Park is available for public use and can be rented on a first-come, first-served reservation basis. The bandshell is an excellent place for small or large events such as performances and other special events. Rentals are for a full day only. Additional permits may be necessary based on event requirements. View facility rules here.

Rental Period  Resident Fee  Nonresident Fee
 Full day non-profit  $100  $140
 Full day private rental  $200  $275


Ankeny Market & Pavilion, 715 W 1st Street

Ankeny Market & Pavilion is a 3.1 acre park that includes two pavilions, a restroom building, 108 parking spaces, bicycle trailheads and plenty of open space. Ankeny Market & Pavilion 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. 

Application for Use of Ankeny Market & Pavilion

Fee Structure - per day  
 Non-profit organizations*   $350
 Private rental - Ankeny resident  $350
 Private rental - nonresident  $650 
*Non-profits must provide proof of 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status to qualify for this rate.

Gym Rentals:

Ankeny Parks & Recreation, in cooperation with the Ankeny Community School District, will be taking reservations for public gym usage. Gym space is available on weeknights after 6 p.m. and on weekends. Fees range from $20-$40/hr depending on the facility. This service is available for persons living in the Ankeny Community School District only.

View rental contract, rules and pricing here.

To participate in the lottery, register here. A $50 deposit is required for each team scheduled. This will be applied towards your final bill. Each team/group will be allowed only one representative for making reservations. When attempting to reserve gym times, leave your daytime phone number(s).

Aquatic Center Rentals:

Both aquatic centers are available to rent for parties after public hours. All rental fees and arrangements must be made at least 10 days prior to rental date. Reservations accepted starting March 1. View aquatic center rental information here.

Cascade Aquatic Center, 2350 SW Prairie Trail Parkway

Time  Section  Fee (per section/per hour)
 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.  Lap Pool & Diving Well  $200
 Lazy River & Slides  $250
 Zero Depth Pool  $125
 FlowRider  $100*

 * Flowrider fee reduced by 50% if booking with another section.

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center, 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive

Day  Time  Fee
 Saturday  6:15 - 8 p.m.
 $400 (entire facility)
 Sunday  $400 (entire facility)
 Monday - Friday  $60/hour (Splash Park only)


Birthday Parties 

Celebrate your child's birthday party at the Prairie Ridge Family Aquatic Center this summer!

Parties are reserved for two hours, from either 12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m. Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to the event. The reserved birthday party table may be decorated by the renter. Confetti and other small decoration are not allowed.

Cost is $80 and includes:

  • Admission of 10 children and two supervising adults
  • Individual ice cream treat for each guest
  • Individual drink for each guest

No outside food and/or beverages are allowed. Season passes will not be honored with this offer.