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    Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    My roommates and I are looking for a place to have a post-graduation grill out for family/friends. Are there places for this in/around Ames that allow drinking? I have no idea what the city's policies are for that stuff.

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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    Gateway Hills Park has a nice shelter area.



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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    The majority of Ames city parks allow alcohol (not liquor and not kegs). Check out City of Ames : Home for details on it.



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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by isulive2train View Post
    This. I grew up in Boone and can say I drank quite a few beers and grilled there.


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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    Rivervally and Brokeside were some of our favorites.



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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    If you are going with an Ames park... Make sure to Reserve a shelter ahead of time.



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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    Yes, all of the city parks allow non-keg beer. Make sure to reserve a shelter. The Parks & Rec website should list which shelters have lights/electricity if you want or need it. Emma McCarthy Lee Park is a nice one that isn't as popular, down in a creek bottom with a nice shelter, basketball and volleyball, etc.


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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    RIP glory days of Peterson Pit. Before the cut back the trees to jump from.

    never forget



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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Rivervally and Brokeside were some of our favorites.

    If I remember right that park has a few nice cardboard shelters and a centrally located burn barrel to gather around. Restroom sucked though, just a bigass pickle jar.



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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    buy alcohol. get out of car. you are officially drinking outside in ames.



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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    RIP glory days of Peterson Pit. Before the cut back the trees to jump from.

    never forget
    Hell yes, I remember those days as well. We also used to go sit in the creek at Sopers Mill and drink all day.



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    Re: Parks/places to drink outside in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    RIP glory days of Peterson Pit. Before the cut back the trees to jump from.

    never forget
    Loved PP...at the time. Kind of weird to think about now. That damn thing is DEEP.



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