Welcome to Ames, Iowa

in the Spotlight

Ames Plan 2040 

Ames Comp Plan - Learn More!



Claim Ames Census 2020 logo in black

Census 2020 Information 

  • Resident Satisfaction Survey Highlights City of Ames Service Quality

    An analysis of the 37nd annual Resident Satisfaction Survey suggests the majority of Ames residents rate overall City of Ames services favorably.

  • Lincoln Way Pedestrian Safety Event is Oct. 18

    The City of Ames is again partnering with Iowa State University and Campustown Action Association (CAA) for a Lincoln Way pedestrian safety event. Staff and volunteers from the City, ISU, and CAA will be providing donuts to pedestrians and cyclists from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18.

  • SunSmart Ames Moves Forward; Power Pack Final Price Drops

    Ames Electric Services announced today that the final cost of purchasing a “Power Pack” with the SunSmart Ames community solar project has dropped from $333 to $300. Power Packs are a portion of energy that will be produced by the 2-megawatt community solar farm planned along Airport Road.

  • Fall No-Charge Yard Waste Days Set for November

    Story County residents can dispose of yard waste at no charge during Fall No-Charge Yard Waste Days planned in November. The scheduled Saturdays are Nov. 2, Nov. 9 (includes brush), Nov. 16, and Nov. 30, at GreenRU (formerly Chamness Technology), 400 Freel Drive. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Ames Parks Being Prepared for Cold Weather

    Due to the predicted cold snap, Ames Parks and Recreation staff will begin shutting down drinking fountains throughout the park system beginning Tuesday, Oct. 8. As temperatures continue to drop, all park facilities must be winterized to withstand harsh weather conditions.

  • Game Day Parking Ordinance Increases Parking Fines on Home Football Games

    To combat the increasing number of vehicles parking illegally during home football games, the Ames City Council approved the Game Day Parking Ordinance, which goes into effect during this fall football season.