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Monday, November 30 8:00 AM

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  • City Council Workshop

    Nov 30, 8:00 AM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Dec 02, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Dec 03, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Dec 07, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Dec 08, 5:00 PM

  • Imagination Playschool

    Nov 30, 10:00 AM

  • Imagination Playschool

    Dec 02, 10:00 AM

  • Imagination Playschool

    Dec 03, 10:00 AM

  • Imagination Playschool

    Dec 04, 10:00 AM

  • Birdfeeder Worskshop

    Dec 05, 10:00 AM

  • 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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  • It’s Time To Renew Your City of Des Moines Animal Licenses And Dog Park Permits
  • November 25, 2015
  • The City of Des Moines City Clerk’s Office wants Des Moines residents to know that the 2016 Animal Licenses and Dog Park permits will go on sale on Monday, November 30th. Annual Dog Park Permits, which allow entrance into all 3 City of Des Moines dog parks are $20 each.

  • City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving and Solid Waste Pick Up
  • November 23, 2015
  • City of Des Moines government offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27. However, Solid Waste Pickup …

  • Snow Ordinance is In Effect
  • November 20, 2015
  • The Snow Ordinance for snow routes is in effect. Crews are plowing snow routes. Cars parked on snow routes are subject to ticketing.

  • Winter Weather Preparations Snow & Ice Control Operations 4:30 PM
  • November 20, 2015
  • – The Department of Public Works snowplows are already patrolling the snow routes across the city. Light snowfall began this afternoon but there is no accumulation on the roadways and the pavement remains wet at this time. Weather forecast predicts snowfall will begin to accumulate on the roadways after rush hour about 7PM at which time the snow removal process will begin immediately on snow routes.

  • Mark Your Calendar for the Jingle Bells Parties December 14 and 17
  • November 19, 2015
  • It’s twice the holiday fun with the 2015 Jingle Bell Parties from Des Moines Parks and Recreation! We’ve got two special nights planned for you and your little one. Each event is free but pre-registration is required at the number listed for each date and location.