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  • City Council Meeting

    Sep 22, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Sep 23, 5:00 PM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Oct 01, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Oct 02, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Oct 06, 4:30 PM

  • Best City for Young Professionals

    City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.


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  • September is Library Card Month

    Where in the world is DMPL?

    Check out this contest to celebrate Library Card Month!


    Library Card Month Contest

  • Des Moines Named #1 Up and Coming City for Food

    Women’s Health and Yelp teamed up to find the best of the best and Des Moines tops their list of “5 Best Up and Coming Cities for Food” . “Des Moines isn't just a presidential-hopeful pit stop—it's practically a foodie paradise.”


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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

    Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.


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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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  • September 17, 2014
  • Council Appoints New City Manager for Des Moines
  • September 17, 2014
  • The candidate the Council will consider at its meeting tomorrow, September 18th is Assistant City Manager Scott Sanders who has a very strong background in city management, with an emphasis on finance, budgets, administration, legislative interaction and familiarity with the City and its neighborhoods. The Council knows and trusts Scott and his abilities. Scott has solid relationships with many of the key stakeholders that affect the quality of life in the city of Des Moines and Council is confident Scott will leverage those relationships to the betterment of the City and its citizens.

  • September 15, 2014
  • On October 1, weather permitting, Parks and Recreation cemetery staff will begin removing all memorial decorations that have been placed on gravesites in Des Moines Municipal Cemeteries over the summer. Those who have decorated gravesites with materials they would like to keep must remove them by Tuesday, September 30

  • September 11, 2014
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Des Moines Public Schools to offer youth basketball for the 2014-2015 season. Register online at through October 5. For additional information, please call the Parks and Recreation office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 237-1386.

  • Flood Control Operations 9-10-14 12:00 noon
  • September 10, 2014
  • The following is a summary of the current Raccoon River level along with associated road closures: