A project to provide Ankeny a new community center is underway.
The Ankeny Market and Pavilion project is led by the City of Ankeny
and the Ankeny Rotary Club. The $2 million project broke ground this
week, though only about $1.75 million of those funds have been raised so
far. Pending additional funding, the city’s goal is to complete the
project in 2016.
The AMP is designed to be the primary trailhead of the High Trestle
Trail, a 26-mile trail between Ankeny and Woodward. Complete with two
open-air shelters, which will house the Ankeny Uptown Farmers Market and
other community activities, a restroom building, 108 parking spaces,
and other open green space, the city hopes the AMP will become the
newest attraction for residents.
The first phase of construction includes grading of the site,
installment of underground storm water detention basins, utility work
and concrete paving of the parking lot. More details on the project can
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