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  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Sep 27, 5:00 PM

  • Citizen Engagement Workshop

    Sep 28, 6:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission

    Oct 06, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Oct 10, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Oct 11, 5:00 PM

Activities
Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • Speak Up DSM

    We want to hear from you #SpeakUpDSM and tell us your priorities for the upcoming budget. Can’t make the meeting watch it LIVE, complete the survey, or participate via mobile interactions.

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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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  • REMOVAL OF CEMETERY DECORATIONS BEGINS OCTOBER 1
  • September 23, 2016
  • On October 1, 2016, weather permitting, Des Moines Park and Recreation Department staff will begin the process of removing all cemetery memorial decorations that have been placed on gravesites in municipal cemeteries. Citizens who have decorated gravesites with materials they would like to keep must remove them by no later than Friday, September 30, from the following municipal cemeteries:

  • City Asks Residents to #SpeakUpDSM
  • September 21, 2016
  • #SpeakUpDSM - Budget Engagement Workshop is a city effort to inform Des Moines residents on the coming budget (July1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) process and gather feedback on priorities. Residents are encouraged to participate in #SpeakUpDSM – Budget Engagement Workshop in one of three ways:

  • Come See What’s Planned for E. 30th Street - Streetscape Project Public Meeting
  • September 14, 2016
  • The public is invited to attend an open house to view proposed plans for the East 30th Street Streetscape project. These plans are the result of several months of initial planning with a steering committee and a public input meeting. Improvements are envisioned for E. 30th Street from University Avenue to Dean Avenue, along the western edge of the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The project is expected to expand traffic safety, walkability, transit stops, and storm water management, and enhance the corridor with street trees and landscaping features. (more)

  • GRAY’S LAKE PARK TO ONCE AGAIN HOST 9/11 TRIBUTE TRAIL
  • September 08, 2016
  • To honor those lost in the terrorist attacks 15 years ago on September 11, 2001, Des Moines Parks and Recreation is pleased to once again partner with iHeartMedia and the United States Air Force to create “The Tribute Trail” at Gray’s Lake Park. iHeartMedia and Air Force staffers will place 2,977 individual flags – one for each innocent life lost on that fateful day.

  • DES MOINES PARKS AND RECREATION ANNUAL REPORT COVER PHOTO CONTEST KICKS OFF TODAY
  • September 06, 2016
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation is searching for the perfect cover photo for the 2016 Report to the Community and it could be yours! Starting today through October 6, submit your favorite photos of any Des Moines park, trail or other amenity on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/desmoinesparks).