Ribbon-cutting ceremony to open new park in Ames

Michaela Ramm

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place during the weekend to commemorate the opening of a new park in Ames. 

The event celebrates the opening of Roosevelt Park, located on the corner of Ninth Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the park itself. 

The event, which is free to attend, will include a community potluck and live music after the ceremony.

The Ames Community School District donated the land to the city when the former Roosevelt Elementary school, located on the plot of land, was sold to a developer. 

The former school grounds were developed into a residential housing project, but the city developed the green space into a park.

According to a press release from the city of Ames, the new park features playground equipment, landscaping, benches, a drinking fountain and a shelter and stage area for performances.