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

We need your help!  Vandalism in your park system is a serious, unnecessary, and constant problem.  If you see anyone acting suspicious, damaging property, driving on the grass, or defacing playground equipment, please call the Ames Police Department at 515-239-5133. 

To report maintenance issues or report vandalism in the parks system please click here.

 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


2016/2017 Fall Winter Program Guide is now available online.  
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A NOTE TO OUR WEB USERS:  Please use the links in the bar along the left hand side of our web pages to go to the general topic/category.  Once you get to the page, more links may open up in the bar on the left hand side of the screen.  We also have a search function at the top of our page.   

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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