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  • Ames Parks Being Prepared for Winter Weather

    As the temperatures drop, Ames park facilities must be winterized to withstand harsh weather conditions over the next few months. Parks and Recreation staff will begin on Monday, October 24, by shutting off water to drinking fountains and public restrooms throughout the park system.

  • Ada Hayden Prairie Restoration Project Begins with Spraying and Seeding

    Restoration of Ada Hayden Heritage Park prairie will begin in the next weeks by spraying a non-selective herbicide in the designated 50-acre prairie area to kill existing vegetation. The restoration process will continue in the spring of 2017 by spraying to kill any remaining or emerging vegetation. This is the first step in restoring a healthy prairie to native plantings. Seeding will then take place later in the spring of 2017.

  • Duff Park Playground Ribbon-Cutting & Halloween Big Truck Expo!

    The community is invited to a celebration event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Duff Park, 1323 Duff Ave. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned at 5 p.m. to recognize park improvements, and the event will include an exhibit of several City of Ames big trucks and assorted equipment