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  • Traffic Safety Committee

    Sep 08, 7:30 AM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Sep 08, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Sep 14, 4:30 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Sep 16, 12:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Sep 17, 6:00 PM

  • 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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  • Volunteers Rewarded!

    Over 100 volunteers are needed to conduct counts and collect surveys in 20+ different locations on September 15 and 16 from 4:15 pm to 7:30 pm and on September 19 from 11:15 am to 2:30 pm. Be rewarded for your time with your choice of a free bike rental at Gray’s Lake Park for each time they volunteer or free 2016 Des Moines Mayor's Annual Ride registration!


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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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  • 7th & Grand Parking Garage Closing

    The 7th & Grand Parking Garage will be closed for demolition at midnight Friday, August 28th. Demolition will take about six months. Immediately following demolition, a new garage will be constructed in the vacated block of the west half of the old garage and former YWCA building. Anticipated completion is winter of 2017.


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  • Delayed Solid Waste Collection Due to Labor Day Holiday
  • September 04, 2015
  • The City of Des Moines government offices will be closed Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. This will cause a one-day delay in solid waste and recycling collection …

  • High Water Control Operations 9-3-15 at 11:30 AM
  • September 03, 2015
  • The following is a summary of the current Raccoon River level along with associated road, trail and park closures:

  • Department of Public Works High Water Control Operations
  • September 02, 2015
  • Road Closures at George Flagg Parkway from SW 30th Street to Park Avenue.

  • Des Moines Eliminates Parking Restrictions on Select Downtown Streets
  • August 28, 2015
  • The City of Des Moines is looking for ways to make downtown more pedestrian friendly and generate more business activity. The City is working with the Urban Land Institute Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Partnership in this effort. On Monday, August 31st the City will begin removing the rush hour parking restrictions (7-9 AM, 4-6 PM) signage on …

  • NEW Flood Insurance Rate Maps in Warren County: Public Meeting for Citizens and Property Owners
  • August 27, 2015
  • The DNR has scheduled a public meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd from 6 – 8 PM. Citizens can see the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps and find out if their property is impacted. The meeting will be held at the following location: