1. Visit any of our MANY different parks.  Check out {this} Park Locator Map to, not only find one near you, but to find a park that meets your needs!  Want a park with a picnic shelter and grill?  We have those! One with open spaces for a game of Frisbee?  Yep, got that too!  There is something for everyone when it comes to parks in Ankeny!



  1. Grab your pole, some bait, your handy-dandy fishing license and head to one of our local fishing holes.


  1. And speaking of fishing, cast your line to catch Iowa’s Free Fishing Days. June 5th, 6th & 7th. (iowadnr.gov).


  1. Looking for a good experience AND fresh, locally grown produce, as well as arts, crafts, and entertainment?  The Ankeny Farmers’ Market is just the place for you!



  1. Are you a sports fan?  If so, be sure to take in an Ankeny High School or Ankeny Centennial baseball, softball, or soccer game.  Be a part of the action and watch rich traditions continue!



  1. Maybe watching sports isn’t exactly your thing, but playing is!  That’s ok, too.  We’ve got some of the best golf courses around!  Check out one of our many public or private courses.


  1. Stop by and join professional yoga instructors at the Ankeny Band Shell, located at the corner of West 1st and NW Ash Dr. for one hour of free outdoor yoga



  1. Finally, we encourage you to get out and take advantage of one of the newest and best recreational trails in the state.  High Trestle Trail spans 25 miles, from Ankeny to Woodward, with many scenic and entertaining stops along the way.  So, grab your bike or running shoes and get exploring!