City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

Be a Volunteer

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Brookside ParkAre you interested in giving back to your community through volunteer work?

Are you part of a civic-minded group looking to contribute time to a project?

Do you want to get involved in making your community better?

The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Department has several opportunities each year that could benefit from volunteer time. If you're interested in helping as an individual or group, one time or on-going, let us know by sending us requested information below.

Why volunteer? 

Over the years, Ames parks and recreation facilities have been beautified and improved through donations of volunteer labor.