Ames Community Resources
Resources, Agencies, and Resident Support
The City of Ames has many wonderful resources and programs. There are many agencies in town that provide opportunities and support to residents. We invite you to explore your next new community!
The Parks & Recreation department of the City of Ames, Iowa provides multiple resources for citizens of all ages to organize or participate in local events and more! From Aquatics and Fitness to Adult Recreation & Sports Leagues, Ames' many beautiful parks offer multiple opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our fine city has to offer. Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (515) 239-5350 for more information.
"Our Mission: To enrich lives by providing excellent parks, facilities and programs for current and future." - City of Ames Parks & Recreation
If you'd like to better understand The 12 Steps Involved in The Rental Inspection Process, Rental Occupancy Regulations, or more about the Rental Housing Code, all of this information and more is available via the Ames Inspections Division's website. You may also call the Inspection Division at (515) 239-5153 and request to speak with the Building Official if you have further questions.
With a deep focus on engaged learning, the Ames Community School District provides high-quality education from Preschool through 12th Grade and has five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The district takes pride in its initiatives to put students first every day through teaching and learning, family and community engagement, quality learning environments throughout its facilities, and updated technology for connected learning.
The Ames Community School District website contains regularly updated information about upcoming school district events, district news, employment opportunities, and more! Call the Ames Community School District's offices at (515) 268-6600.
CyRide is the Ames Iowa city bus system that functions as a collaborative effort between Iowa State University, the City of Ames, and ISU's Student Government. While students of Iowa State University, children under the age of 5, and Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) may ride the bus for free, citizens pay a small fee. Learn more on our CyRide Resources page.
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