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.

Adopt A Garden

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Adopt a Flower Garden

Each summer, Ames Parks & Recreation sponsors an "Adopt a Flower Garden" program. This program is an effort to get public involvement in ongoing park beautification. Last year over 50 gardens were planted with over 20,000 flowers donated by Holub's Garden and Greenhouses of Ames. The Parks and Recreation Department prepares the beds, supplies the bedding plants and water. Volunteers are needed to design, plant and care for the flower gardens during the entire growing season. We thank Holubs Garden and Greenhouse of Ames for their generous donation of over $7,000 worth of flowers each year to help beautify Ames.

To get involved in this program or request more information, please contact Joe Newman, Principal Clerk at 239-5341 or e-mail