• Happy Thanksgiving

    Most City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. This includes all Des Moines Public Library locations. The libraries will be open again on Saturday. There will be a delay in solid waste collection on Thursday. We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.


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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.


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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.


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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.


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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.


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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.


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Park and Ride Operation


Center Street Park & Ride Parking Garage, 1st & 2nd Hours -- $1.00/Hour. Additional Hours $.50/Hour

830 - 6th Ave, 904 Vehicle capacity 12 Hour Max. - $5.00 / 24 Hour Max. - $6.00, Floater - $63/Month

Preferred - $75/Month, Event Parking - $5.00 (Pre-Pay)

Access to the LINK Shuttle

LINK Shuttle Route Information:  LINK Shuttle Route Operates Mon.-Fri. 5:30am to 6:30pm


Childtime Learning Center

Childtime Learning Center: 610 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 243-4366 or

(877) 624-2602, Director: Amy Hutt 1701@childtime.com


City of Des Moines Municipal Parking Garages are managed by ABM System Parking. ABM can be reached at (515) 243-8442 or Sharon.lanies@abm.com   



For answers on how to Participate in any of the Park and Ride Programs:

Please contact ABM System Parking, the contracted operator of the Center St. Park & Ride, at (515) 243-8442 or,

The City of Des Moines Traffic & Transportation Division at (515) 283-4973.