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Ames Park System
Ames boasts 37 parks and a full compliment of recreational facilities. Charles and June Calhoun park is our newest park. It features a small shelter, paved parking lot and access to the south side of Ada Hayden Heritage Park. The City Council, Parks & Recreation Commission, and City staff invites you to enjoy our City's beautiful park system.  

 

 

 

2013-2018 PARKS MASTER PLAN

PARKS WITH SHELTERS FOR RENT

Facility NameAddressPhone
Brookside Park1325 6th St.
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5350
Daley Park & Greenbelt340 Wilder Blvd
Ames, IA 50014
Emma McCarthy Lee ParkRoss Rd.
Ames, IA 50014
515-239-5350
Inis Grove Park2500 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5350
Moore Memorial Park3050 Northridge Parkway
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5350
River Valley Park725 E 13th St
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5350
SPECIALIZED PARKS
Facility NameAddressPhone
Ada Hayden Heritage Park5205 Grand
Ames, IA 50010
Ames Dog Park 605 Billy Sunday Rd.
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5350
Furman Aquatic Center1635 13th St.
Ames, IA 50010
515-232-7665
Georgie Tsushima Memorial Skate ParkBrookside Park 1330 6th ST
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5350
Homewood Golf Course401 E 20th St
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5363
Squaw Creek (Community Gardens)South Maple & 4th St.
Ames, IA 50010

Reminder:  There are no tobacco products allowed in any of our facilities, including the park system.  (Iowa Code Chapter 142D Smokefree Air Act)

Click here for additional Park Policies

Click here for a searchable listing of Ames community parks, neighborhood parks, specialized parks, woodlands and venues.

Click here for Park Shelter, Diamond and Court Reservation Information and the Shelter Availability Calendar.

Click here for information on weddings in the park.

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.  In 2010 more than 50 gardens were planted with over 20,000 flowers donated by Holubs 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  Park Maintenance at 515-239-5356 or e-mail scrain@city.ames.ia.us

 

Park Watch 
We need your help! Vandalism in your park system is a serious, unnecessary, and costly problem. Each year the City spends thousands of tax dollars to remove graffiti and repair damage done by vandals. We would much rather use your funding to enhance and beautify the parks! If you see anyone acting suspicious, damaging property, driving on the grass or defacing playground equipment, PLEASE call the Ames Police Department at 515-239-5133 and report what you see. That's it! The Police Department will take it from that point on. Thanks for your help in keeping the park system safe and beautiful.

Report Vandalism or Maintenance Request

 

Mosquito Fogging in Parks
Parks are sprayed between the hours of 8 PM and 10 PM

  • Mondays -- Country Gables Park, Ames Dog Park, and Hunziker Youth Sports Complex
  • Tuesdays -- Homewood Golf Course, Inis Grove Park, Brookside Park, and River Valley Park
  • Wednesdays -- Bandshell Park, Moore Memorial Park, Emma McCarthy Lee Park, and Daley Park

In case of rain, fogging will occur on Friday mornings between 6AM-8AM or 8PM-10PM. 

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