Summer-2015-picnicYou are invited to our Summer picnics, which will be held at several Ames parks each Wednesday, rain or shine. All picnics start at 5:30 PM (except June 29—see details below), but you’re welcome to come earlier or later as your schedule allows. We have the shelters reserved from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Bring your own food, drink, table service. Bring food to share if you wish to (completely optional). Everyone is invited, so why not bring a friend with you? You’ll have some wonderful times with friends new and old as well enjoy some of our beautiful parks in town.

Picnic Schedule

June 8: River Valley: 725 E. 13th St., Hawthorn shelter, (West shelter, closer to the restrooms.)

June 15: Brookside: 1325 6th Street, Maple shelter, which is closest to 6th Street

June 22: McCarthy Lee: 3400 Ross Rd, Butternut shelter (It’s the lower shelter.)

June 29: Brookside: 1325 6th Street, Maple shelter, which is closest to 6th Street

  • 4:00-6:00 PM Wading pool reserved for young children
  • 6:15-8:00 PM Summer Potluck! Hot dogs/veggie dogs & drinks provided. Bring a dish to share.

July 6: Ada Hayden: 5205 Grand (The shelter can’t be reserved, but we will try to meet there.)

July 13: Brookside: 1325 6th Street, Maple shelter, which is closest to 6th Street

July 20: Inis Grove: 24th & Duff, Walnut shelter (The south shelter off of Duff Ave next to the green space.)

July 27: Moore Memorial: 3050 Northridge Parkway, Big Bluestem shelter (at the top of the big hill)

August 3: River Valley: 725 E. 13th St., Hawthorn shelter (West shelter, closer to the restrooms.)

August 10: McCarthy Lee: 3400 Ross Rd., Butternut shelter (It’s the lower shelter.)

August 17: Inis Grove: 24th & Duff, Walnut shelter (This shelter is the south shelter off of Duff Ave next to the green space.