Happy 4th of July
Most city offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. All library branches will be closed on Friday & Saturday. Solid waste collection will be on regular schedule.
4th of July Events
Please Take The Survey
To assess the impact of tree losses in our community, we invite private property owners to fill out an easy 3-step survey to help us know what our urban canopy will look like in the next 3-10 years. Please take 20 seconds to fill out the survey here…
Take Private Ash Tree Survey Here
Clowns At The Carousel - August 2nd
Clowns At The Carousel is August 2, 2015 starting at 4:00pm till 7:00 pm. It's all at Heritage Carousel located in Union Park of Des Moines, Iowa which is located at 725 Thompson Avenue. Don't miss this Free & Exciting event! We invite you to join us for a night of laughter, fun & entertainment at one of Des Moines, Iowa's greatest parks!
Summer Music Camps
Attention middle-school students: have a musical summer when you sign up for a summer music camp! Choose between pop/rock and hip-hop and get a chance to perform at the Simon Estes Amphitheater!
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.
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.
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.
Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.
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.