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Our Mission: To enrich lives by providing excellent parks, facilities and programs for current and future generations.
The Carroll Marty Disc Golf Course is open, however special rules are posted at the site. If disc golfers are unable to comply with the rules, the course will be closed.
The skate park, dog park and playgrounds are now open.
The Ames/ISU Ice Arena is open with a limited schedule. You can view the schedule on the monthly calendars page. Please read the COVID19 instructions for ice arena users listed on the calendars page.
Municipal Pool is opening for lap swimming and swim lessons and deep water fitness, go to our monthly calendars to view the schedule and to sign up for lap swimming.
Register for Deep Water Fitness class online or by calling 515-239-5350.
Swimming Lessons will be held with fewer children per section. Modified Swim Lesson Procedures
The Community Center gym, weight room and cardio room are open with restrictions. To view the schedule please check monthly calendars page. Please read the COVID19 instructions for use of the facility.
Brookside Wading Pool is currently closed.
Water fountains will continue to be closed throughout our park system and facilities.
The public can still register for classes by using the online system, the drop box outside of Ames City Hall on Clark Avenue or calling 515-239-5350 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday-Friday.
Ames Parks & Recreation Facebook
Information regarding new classes and programs. Program photos. Programming changes or weather related cancellations.
Furman Aquatic Center Facebook (Furman Aquatic Center is closed for the 2020 summer season due to COVID19. Furman Aquatic Center daily hours, updates, weather related closures or other cancellations or hours changes.
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!