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City of Ankeny Parks & Recreation News

Posted on: May 23, 2023

Ankeny Aquatic Centers Open Saturday

Ankeny aquatic centers will open for Memorial Day weekend, May 27 -29. Hours for Cascade Falls are noon – 7 p.m. Prairie Ridge hours are noon – 6 p.m. Both aquatic centers will open daily for the 2023 summer season Thursday, June 1, at noon.

Cascade Falls Aquatic Center 
2350 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny 
Open swim hours: noon to 7 p.m., Memorial Day weekend, daily beginning June 1
Lap swim and water walking hours: Monday- Saturday 10 - 11:45 a.m., Monday & Thursday 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Cascade Falls Admission Fees 
                                    Open Swim                 Lap Swim/Water Walking     
General                       $9                                $3                                       
Seniors (60+)              $5                                $3                                       
Children 2 & under      $2                                N/A                                                                         
Lap swim and water walking will start on May 30.

 Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center

1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr., Ankeny
 Open swim hours: noon to 6 p.m., Memorial Day weekend, daily beginning June 1.
 Splash park opens May 30.
 Splash park only: 10 – 11:45 a.m., free; noon – 6 p.m., regular admission

*Free entry to the Splash Park is valid only from 10 - 11:45 a.m., Monday – Friday. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay the daily admission or use a season pass.

Prairie Ridge Admission Fees                           
General                  $5               
Seniors (60+)         $3                
Children 2 & under $2                 

Season Passes
Season passes are available for purchase online at Cost is $50 per resident, $70 for nonresidents. Passes may also be purchased in person at the Parks & Recreation Office, 1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive. Passes are not sold at the aquatic centers. 

Classes/Swimming Lessons

In addition to group and private swim lessons, other aquatic events/classes are offered throughout the summer including Splash with a Princess Pool Party, Family Fun Nights, Adult Only Swim, Flowrider® Workshops, springboard diving and more. Register for classes and events online at  

Work at the Pool

We are still hiring for lifeguards and all aquatics positions except water slide attendant. Learn more and apply at

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