Our Mission: To enrich lives by providing excellent parks, facilities and programs for current and future generations.

 Parks and Recreation Facility Schedules
and Hours Information

Monthly Facility Calendars   

Ames Parks & Recreation Facebook

Furman Aquatic Center Facebook 

General facility hours for Community Center Gym & Weight Room, Municipal Pool and Ames/ISU Ice Arena. Fitness Class Schedules

Information regarding new classes and programs.  Program photos. Programming changes or cancellations.

Furman Aquatic Center daily hours, updates, cancellations or closures.

 Cancellation Hotline - 515-239-5434


Early purchase discount on summer season pool passes ends May 1.
Passes are valid from May 27 to Sept. 4, 2017, at both Furman Aquatic Center and Municipal Pool. Purchase on or before May 1 to take advantage of the early purchase discount. Purchase or renew your pass in person at the Community Center on the SW corner of Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. (The Community Center entrance is off Fifth Street.) Purchase or renew your pass over the phone with a MasterCard, Visa or Discover by calling our office at 515-239-5350.  Due to increased customer volume, please be aware there may be a line to purchase you pass or that our phone lines may be busy during the last few days of the discount period. 

Pass purchase or renewal is not available online.

Pass Renewal Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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parks and Recreation Quick Links

Adult Recreation/Sports

Make-up/Drop-In Fitness Schedule 

Facility Contact Information

Red Cross Swim Lessons

Park Policies (General)

Report Vandalism/Maintenance Issue

Ada Hayden Heritage Park

Request a Household ID

Dog Park Information and Policies 

Send Suggestion or Comment to Staff

Wedding Information and Policies

Staff Contact Information

Search Parks and Facilities

Youth Game Schedules

 The Mayor, City Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff invite you to enjoy our City’s beautiful park system and take advantage of the endless recreation opportunities described on our web pages!

Parks & Recreation



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