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  • Lisa McDaniel
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    Hard to believe but one of our own has been named the 10th fastest growing city in the United States! Yes, Ankeny is the only Midwest state to make the list according the 2018 census. All the other fast growing cities are located in the south and west regions of the US. The current population stands at 67,000+ with a past growth rate of 4.6%. That equates to increasing the city population by 7 people a day. Crazy!

    Despite the tremendous growth Ankeny continues to offer a small hometown vibe with amazing amenities and infrastructure. I can honestly say I have experienced this growth personally watching our community double in size since my family moved here in 2005. Ankeny is not only a fantastic place to raise a family but it has everything you could want: shopping, restaurants, entertainment, top-notch schools, and easy interstate access all within just miles of your home.
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    Ankeny, IA
    Enjoy a free pancake breakfast hosted by the Ankeny Fire Department Fire Station #1 on May 18th from 7:00-11:00 a.m. This event is to bring awareness to the St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation. "This non-profit organization works through education and research to help reduce burn related injuries and mortality and supports/assists burn victims and their families in maintaining a high quality of life after injury." This is a free event but voluntary goodwill donations will be accepted to benefit this amazing organization.

    The breakfast will be held at: Ankeny Fire Station #1, 120 NW Ash Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Lisa McDaniel
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    Sponsored by Unity Point Des Moines the City of Ankeny Parks and Recreation is bringing back Yoga in the Park. Professional Yoga instructors will be on hand to lead the one hour long yoga session each week. This is a free event so just bring your yoga mat to the Wagner Park Bandshell (corner of W 1st St and NW Ash Dr) Saturdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. The sessions will begin May 25th and will run through August 31st, weather permitting.
  • Lisa McDaniel
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    Did you know Ankeny has a park just for your four-legged family members? The Ankeny Dog Park is located at 1155 SW Ankeny Rd and is open from sunrise to sunset. This 7.5 acre park features a 1/2 acre pond and is entirely fenced. It also provides separation for large and small dogs. The open green space allows the dogs to run freely and socialize. All dogs must be licensed and have a pass to use the park. Cost of an annual pass is $25 for Ankeny residents and $35 for non-residents.

    Annual passes can be purchased Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ankeny Parks & Recreation office, located at 220 W First St. or at City Hall, 410 W First St. You must bring a copy of the dog's current rabies vaccination certificate in order to purchase a pass.

    For more information click on the link below or contact the Ankeny Parks & Recreation office at 515-963-3570.
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    Once a month the new B & B Theaters located in Ankeny's Prairie Trail District offers a retro movie night. These special events allow you to see classic films from the past in the cinema on the big screen as they deserve to be shown. Best news is these films are offered at discounted prices! If you are a backstage member at B & B Theaters you will pay only $5, if not standard admission is $7. Don't miss these cult classics:

    The Goonies (1985) will be playing Tuesday, May 21st and Monty Python and the Holy Grail are playing Tuesday, June 11th. See B & B Theaters website for specific show times.
  • Lisa McDaniel
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    Registration for summer swimming lessons through Red Cross will open April 15th. This year only in-person registrations or online registrations will be accepted. No phone or mail registrations will be accepted. There are space limitations so each child can only be enrolled in one class. Residents are able to register for additional classes after June 16th if there is space available. Please refer to the City of Ankeny website to review the required skills for each level. It will be important to register your child in the appropriate class according to their level of skill.
  • Lisa McDaniel
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    Metro Waste Authority is sponsoring an event to clean out the landfills from plastic bags that are a nuisance. You can trade your plastic grocery bags for a reusable tote bag from Metro Waste Authority. Starting April 1- 30th stop by Ankeny City Hall located at 410 W First St or the Public Services Building at 220 W First St to trade your grocery bags. Hours of availability will be Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., while supplies last. For more information click on the link below.
  • Lisa McDaniel
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    Spring is right around the corner and the City of Ankeny has scheduled clean up days to help residents get organized and cleaned up from winter.

    Appliance and Electronic Recycling is scheduled for May 4th. This event will give you the opportunity to clear your home of unwanted appliances and electronics. This will take place at the Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center located at 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr.

    Spring Clean Up is your opportunity to dispose of large unwanted items free of charge. This event will take place at the Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center May 18th and 19th.

    Tree and Branch Recycling is open May 18th and 19th and gives you the chance to dispose of tree branches and wood from fallen trees free of charge. The City of Ankeny will use re-purpose this deposits into mulch that residents can pick up all summer free of charge. This event will take place at the City Maintenance Facility at 211 SE Lorenz Dr.

    For more information, hours of service and items accepted/not accepted please see link below.
  • Lisa McDaniel
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    Ankeny, IA
    A Helping Hand Free Pantry is a community driven program that is in place for anyone who finds themselves struggling to make ends meet. This program is managed by community members and utilizes the community to assist in installing the boxes and filling them with food and personal care products. This organization will gladly accept donations as well to keep the boxes stocked. A Helping Hand does not want to see anybody hungry. Take what you need, leave what you can.

    To see a list of locations for the free pantry boxes click on the link below.
  • Lisa McDaniel
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    Grand opening for the brand new ALDI grocery store is today. Cars filled the parking lot all day as many shoppers were excited to see what the new store had to offer. ALDI is located on the corner of North Ankeny Blvd and Georgetown Dr.
  • Lisa McDaniel
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    Looking for new ideas on what to do around town? How about ice skating. Did you know Ankeny has a community ice rink? It is located at Sunrise Park, 506 SE Peterson Drive in Ankeny.
    Hours for hockey skating are dawn to noon and open skating is from noon - dusk. It is free for public use and skaters must provide their own skates.

    To view community ice rink rules visit City of Ankeny Park and Recreation website or click on the attached link below.
  • Kelsey Russell
    RE/MAX Precision
    I have lived in Ankeny since I was three years old. My home growing up was on the northwest side of Ankeny just a few block away from the old Dahls (now Fletchers). My backyard was a corn field for many years growing up - wow, those days are long gone! The community, support, growth, and new business that has come to the area just keeps on going! If you are looking for a wonderful place to raise a family, Ankeny is just that.

    Local activities and attractions including: 80 miles of trails, two impressive community pools at Cascade Falls and Prairie Ridge, a wide variety of youth/adult sports and clinics. I was a participant in the summer tennis clinic for over 10 years - and it is still one of my favorite memories from growing up.Other attractions include Otter Creek Golf Course, a farmer's market, cultural events, Summerfest, and more!
  • Sue Sutton-Ludwig
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    Selling your property can be exciting, especially if you know what to expect. Between 01/01/2016 and 12/14/2016, 1,271 properties have sold in Ankeny. The average price was $275,417 with average days on market approximately 77 days. If you are going to list your property with a realtor, ask them to educate you on what your market is doing.
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    Ankeny, IA
    Exciting news! The city of Ankeny will be extending the High Trestle Trail. The city recently was awarded a grant of $200,000 from REAP. The construction will take place in 2018.
  • Sue Sutton-Ludwig
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    Ankeny, IA
    Are you looking for a fun filled weekend? If so, Ankeny is the place. Ankeny is holding its annual SummerFest July 7-10th. Ankeny SummerFest takes place near Prairie Ridge School, 1010 Prairie Ridge Drive. There are plenty of activities for the whole family. The Grand Parade will begin this Saturday, July 9th at 9:00 a.m. The theme: 50 Years of Peace and Love & Rock and Roll. On Sunday, July 10th there will be fireworks at 10:00 p.m. Check out the link for a list of all the upcoming activities.
  • Stephanie VanDerKamp
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    I love living on the northeast side of Ankeny! With the newest interchange at 36th Street, it provides quick and easy access to interstate I-35. The "36th Street Exit" is convenient for those that work in Ames or Des Moines and if you simply want to get to all of the fantastic Ankeny shopping in five minutes.
  • Patrice Noble
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    With its top-rated schools, commitment to continued growth and abundant employment opportunities, Ankeny continues to be one of the best places in Iowa to raise a family! Ankeny offers great shopping, restaurants, golf courses and an expansive trail system all within close proximity to Downtown Des Moines and Saylorville Lake. You will find a lifestyle and amenities that are sure to meet your families growing needs!
  • Maria Landmesser
    RE/MAX Concepts
    There is much to love about Ankeny~excellent schools, premier employers, an ever-expanding park and trail system, shopping, restaurants, golf courses, all in a great Central Iowa location with quick commute to both Ames and Des Moines.

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