Aquatic Center Rules & General Information


  • Pools accept cash, credit or debit cards. No $50 or $100 bills. 
  • All patrons entering the facility will be charged entrance fee whether swimming or not.
  • Patrons must be at least 9 years old to go to the pool without an adult
  • If the pool closes due to severe weather or low census, refunds will not be given. 

Outside Food and Beverages

  • Patrons may bring in their own water bottles. No other beverages or food allowed.

Lawn Chairs

  • Patrons may bring their own law chairs but aquatic staff has the right to move them if need be.


  • Coast guard approved lifejackets only. 

Floaties & Toys

  • No inflatables, noodles or floaties allowed. Toys must be smaller than the palm of your hand.

Swim Diapers

  • Swim diapers are required at Ankeny Aquatic Centers for anyone who is not toilet trained. Swim diapers may be purchased at the concession stand for $1.50.

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