• Gray's Lake Access Information

    Preperations for this year's Hy-Vee Triathlon (Aug.30-Aug.31) will affect access to Gray's Lake Park starting Aug. 24. The park, trail and concession stand will remain open. No boat rentals will be allowed during the events. Click the link below to view the schedule of areas impacted.

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  • DMBL Registration

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers a Fall Bags League for adults ages 18 and older. Cost is $35 per two person team. Games will be played at The Hub Spot (215 Water St.) on Wednesday nights for six weeks. Register your team by September 2.

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  • Doggie Dive

    This is an opportunity for dogs and their owners to celebrate the last day of the pool season. Dogs must be accompanied by their owners at all times.

    Cost is $4 per dog. Regular admission fees apply for all dog owners and family members.

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  • Yoga at the Plaza

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in Yoga at the Plaza (Brenton Skating Plaza - 520 Robert D. Ray Dr.) during your lunch hour. This 45-minute program will be held every Wednesday during July and August and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Remember to bring your yoga mat or towel.

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  • Adult Flag Football Registration

    Register now for Adult (ages 18+) Flag Football leagues. Cost is $200 per team (15 participants) for a 7-game schedule starting September 2, 2014. Games are played Chesterfield Park (E. 26th and Scott).

    Sign up by August 22

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  • Co-Ed Indoor Pee Wee Soccer Registration

    Sign up your child for Co-Ed Indoor Pee Wee Soccer now through September 2. Two age divisions are offered, 3-4 year olds and 5-6 year olds. Cost is only $40 per child for this six week program. Click the link below for more details and to sign up online.

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Mission Statement

 

The building services department is dedicated to providing an attractive, clean, accessible, safe and sustainable environment.  Building services facilitates the city of Des Moines in providing and maintaining essential services that meet the needs of the citizens of Des Moines, while maintaining a minimal environmental impact.  All efforts of the department are service based, and satisfactory customer service is an essential component and goal of all department actions.

 

Vision Statement

 

Building Services vision is to achieve customer satisfaction and employee excellence. We value accountability, communication, sustainability, cooperation, safety, fairness and trust. These values are directed toward the pursuit of sustainability in the maintenance and operation of all facilities.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

Preventive Maintenance

Perform specific written preventive maintenance procedures (such as lubrication, cleaning, changing filters, making adjustments, inspecting roofs and accessories, and replacing parts) on building structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and steam equipment in assigned area.

 

Operations

Building Equipment Operators do routine maintenance and repair needs with in their assigned areas. Investigate maintenance and operational problems by conferring with building occupants. Notify occupants of maintenance and operating conditions, which may affect them, such as building service interruptions, the reasons behind service interruptions, and length of the interruption. Respond to initial maintenance request from building occupants, assess problem. Perform necessary repairs or enlist shop support to complete repairs.

 

Inspections

Perform inspections of building structural systems, electrical, mechanical, steam and plumbing equipment in assigned area on a periodic basis in order to determine operating efficiency and to locate and alleviate potential malfunctions. Troubleshoot and repair building structural systems, electrical equipment, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment, and controls in assigned area.

 

Safety

Apply necessary safety precautions while working with electrical, steam, or mechanical equipment and while working on roofs, doors, windows, and ceilings and other building system components.