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Sep 25

Play Ames: Imagine Your City

Sat / September 25, 2021
10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Four locations in Ames

Play Ames: Imagine Your City is a community engagement festival. It is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the ISU Community and Regional Planning Department in the College of Design and the City of Ames.

The grand opening of the festival is planned for September 25 at 10 a.m. at 5th Street & Burnett in  downtown Ames.

From noon to 5 p.m., kids and adults are invited to the following four locations, each offering creative activities:

Reliable Street: Guerilla gardening, origami of dreams, board games

East 7th Street: Digital mapping, mapping of places, pop-up van with virtual reality

Franklin Park: Breathing game, sensory path

5th Street & Burnett: Mural painting, live music

The events are free. Come out and meet your city officials and planners, and stay for games, activities, competitions, and special gifts.

For more information, contact Alenka Poplin,