The city of Ankeny Parks & Recreation Department is not mailing out a fall and winter program guide this year due to the impacts of COVID-19. However, the department is still offering programs in September and October.

Below is a condensed schedule for the fall. Registration for all programs is available at

Martial Arts: For the beginner, Lil’ Ninjas teaches child safety, confidence, balance & strength, dexterity, respect, fun and friendship through martial arts. Tae Kwon Do offers self-defense training, physical exercise and artistic expression. All belts welcome. Classes are offered on Saturdays, starting Aug. 29 for 3-year-olds and up.

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Owen Templeton, 6, of Ankeny jumps to the wooden box with instructor Paul Hubbard during the Parkour obstacle course training at the Lakeside Center in Hawkeye Park which is hosted by Ankeny Park and