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Meetings
  • City Council Workshop

    Aug 25, 7:30 AM

  • City Council Meeting

    Aug 25, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Aug 26, 5:00 PM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Sep 03, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Sep 04, 6:00 PM

Activities
  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

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

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  • One of the Best Places for Business and Careers

    Forbes magazine has recognized Des Moines as one of the best places for business and careers in their 2014 rating of communities. This includes cost of doing business, job growth, and education as factors.

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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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  • Re-Discover the Coolest Place in Town: Your Library!

    Check out what's going on at your library.

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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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  • LIGHTNING STRIKE CAUSES FUEL SPILL
  • August 20, 2014
  • ACCESS TO GRAY’S LAKE AFFECTED DURING HY-VEE TRIATHLON LABOR DAY WEEKEND
  • August 19, 2014
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation announces that access to portions of Gray’s Lake Park will be restricted due to preparation for the Hy-Vee Triathlon events held on August 30 and 31. The schedule of those parking lots and other affected facilities/events are listed below.

  • Great Western Trail Closure
  • August 14, 2014
  • Beginning Monday, The Great Western Trail will be completely closed with no signed detour route. Recreational trail users will not be able to pass through the construction site and are encouraged to find an alternate route.

  • BRING YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND TO DOGGIE DIVE
  • August 14, 2014
  • The 2014 swim season is coming to an end at our five municipal swimming pools and aquatic centers; which means it’s Doggie Dive time! Des Moines Parks and Recreation is inviting dogs and their owners to participate in another Doggie Dive on the closing days of our facilities. On Sunday, August 17 bring your pooch to Ashworth, Nahas, Northwest and Teachout from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Monday, September 1 at Birdland from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

  • BRING YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND TO DOGGIE DIVE
  • August 13, 2014
  • The 2014 swim season is coming to an end at our five municipal swimming pools and aquatic centers; which means it’s Doggie Dive time! Des Moines Parks and Recreation is inviting dogs and their owners to participate in another Doggie Dive on the closing days of our facilities. On Sunday, August 17 bring your pooch to Ashworth, Nahas, Northwest and Teachout from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Monday, September 1 at Birdland from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.