Recreation Facilities & Venues

Ames Parks and Recreation offers something for everyone with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities for individuals of all ages to enjoy. 

We offer a wide variety of adult sports leagues, cultural events, wellness and youth recreational programming for your whole family to enjoy. 

Please explore our facilities and the opportunities we offer. You are sure to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy!

 The Skate Park is Currently Closed due to order from Governor Kim Reynolds

 Georgie Tsushima Memorial Skate Park is a great place for beginner and expert skaters to work on their skills, meet other skaters, and enjoy the fast-growing sport of skating.

  • This 10,425 square-foot skate park features grinding rails, ramps, stairs, and fun boxes.
  • The park opened in 2002 and was officially named the Georgie Tsushima Memorial Skate Park at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on October 8, 2016.
  • The facility is non-supervised and is open from daylight to 10:30 PM for skateboard and in-line skaters.


  • The skate park was designed to accommodate skateboards and inline skates only. It is unsafe for bicyclists, and bikes will damage the facility.
  • City code prohibits use of any type of bicycle, scooter, coaster, unicycle, sled, vehicle, or other device except for skateboards and in-line roller skates. Violation of this prohibition is punishable by a penalty of $50 first offense, $100 second offense, and $200 for each subsequent offense. [City of Ames Municipal Code Sec. 19.14

Additional Guidelines

  • Children 12 and under should be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Skate within your ability level.
  • Protective safety equipment is recommended, e.g., helmet, wrist guards, elbow and kneepads.
  • When the skate surface is wet or icy it is dangerous and you should not skate.
  • Food and drink should be kept in the spectator viewing area only.
  • Spectators should remain in the designated seating areas.
  • In the event of an emergency, a free courtesy phone is located in the Brookside Park parking lot.
  • To report reckless skaters or other unsafe facility conditions, contact Parks and Recreation at 515-239-5350.

Georgie Tsushima: A Reflection

A Reflection on Georgie's Life
The Accident
Laws on Helmets
Love of Life
FLC Skateshop
Georgie's Legacy

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