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  • Skywalk Committee Meeting

    Apr 27, 7:30 AM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    May 04, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    May 08, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    May 09, 5:00 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    May 17, 12:00 PM

Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • Pick Up Your Tiny Trees!

    Pickup Date & Time: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 a.m. - Noon.

    NEW Pick Up Location: Polk County River Place, 2309 Euclid Ave, Des Moines

    All tree orders are bagged and labelled for each resident. You are guaranteed to receive your trees no matter what time you arrive.


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  • 2017 State of the City

    “Last year was another banner year for our community, with construction activity surpassing the previous year’s records and topping many charts of accomplishments.” – City Manager Scott Sanders


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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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  • Des Moines Public Works to Distribute over 5,300 Tiny Trees
  • April 26, 2017
  • The City of Des Moines began a Tiny Tree program earlier this year, offering a variety of infant species trees to Des Moines residents free of charge to be planted on private property. This inaugural year began with 40+ applicants and 300+ trees during the first weekend of online sign up but has grown to more than 1200 applicants requesting 5300 + trees. Currently the City of Des Moines maintains over 40,000 trees providing a $4.5 million environmental and economic benefit. Residents are encouraged to pick up their tiny tree orders Saturday April 29 8am – 12 noon at Polk County River Place Lot – 2309 Euclid Avenue.

  • Mayor Frank Cownie to Receive “Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities” Award During Award Presentation at APWA’s Snow Conference
  • April 24, 2017
  • The City of Des Moines will receive the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award which honors cities across North America fueling economic growth and innovation. The recognition program by Freightliner is based on an economic data review that revealed a group of cities leading the economic recovery. As part of the Des Moines recognition, an award presentation will be held on Today, April 24 at 1:00 pm at Freightliner’s booth on the main tradeshow floor of the American Public Works Association Snow Conference.

  • April 21, 2017
  • The 70-year old Ewing Park Lilac Arboretum is poised to burst into a flood of brilliant color this weekend. Central Iowans are invited to come smell the fragrance of this beautiful 35-acre display featuring 1,000 lilac bushes and highlighting over 300 varieties of everyone’s favorite spring flower.

  • Woodland Cemetery Infant Monument Project Event
  • April 20, 2017
  • Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will be joining members of the Abigail Adams Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to celebrate the completion of the Woodland Cemetery infant monument fundraising project as the final three markers are placed.

  • Sargent Park Clean-up Team
  • April 18, 2017
  • Join City Manager Scott Sanders and a group of elected officials, appointed board members and dedicated volunteers as they participate in Friday’s Earth Day Trash Bash including: • Mayor Frank Cownie • Members of the Des Moines City Council • Members of the Des Moines Park and Recreation Board • Members of the Friends of Des Moines Parks