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Mayor's Annual Ride and Run

Saturday, April 18 8:00 AM

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Meetings
  • City Council Workshop

    Apr 20, 7:30 AM

  • City Council Meeting

    Apr 20, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Apr 28, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    May 04, 4:30 PM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    May 06, 5:00 PM

Activities
  • AViD 2015

    It's the 2015 season of the popular Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series from the Des Moines Public Library. All AViD author events are free and open to the public.

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  • Earth Day Trash Bash 2015

    On Friday, April 24, 2015 (Rain Date April 27) Earth Day will kick-off with a Bash downtown including sponsor & volunteer recognition, team introductions and educational booths. Register your team today and become one of the 1,200 volunteers at more than 40 project locations. Registration ends March 27!

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  • Run With Police on Saturday May 16th

    Join us for the First Annual Run With Police on Saturday May 16th, 10AM starting in the 100 blk. of E. Court Avenue right outside of the Des Moines Police Station, and finishing back at the station. This is a timed 5K race/run/walk event which benefits Special Olympics of Iowa and also recognizes National Police Week.

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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 Appeals DOT Ruling on I-235 Camera
  • April 16, 2015
  • Des Moines City Attorney Jeff Lester filed an appeal today in response to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s ruling … see attachments.

  • Director Retires from Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission
  • April 16, 2015
  • Rudy Simms, Director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission has announced his retirement effective Friday, April 24th; after nine years of service

  • Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Found in Metro Area
  • April 15, 2015
  • Des Moines is now squarely in the path of emerald ash borer beetle (EAB). There is now a confirmed discovery of the insect in Dallas County, as announced today by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The City will join the State and other local officials for a press conference at 10AM, tomorrow, Thursday April 16th at Gray Lake Park on Fleur Drive on the Terrace.

  • Enjoy a Walk Among the Wildflowers in Grandview Park Sunday April 19
  • April 14, 2015
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation will host a Wildflower Walk Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. along the new nature trail within Grandview Park. No registration required and those interested in attending should meet at the wading pool area located at the corner of Easton and East 33rd Street.

  • Des Moines Named Tree USA City and Receives Tree Growth Award
  • April 14, 2015
  • The City of Des Moines has just received its 23rd Tree City USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA ... The City was also presented with its 17th Tree City USA Growth Award which recognizes Des Moines high level of tree care.