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  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Dec 11, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Dec 17, 4:30 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Dec 19, 12:00 PM

  • Plan and Zoning Commission

    Dec 20, 6:00 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Dec 25, 5:00 PM

  • 2019 Pet Licenses

    Beginning on Monday, November 26th, pet licenses and dog park permits for 2019 will be available at the City Clerk's Office

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.


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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 & Music Festival

    Annual event with culinary culture from around the world.


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  • Sewer upgrade to impact Birdland Drive & Neil Smith Trail access
  • December 06, 2018
  • As part of a sewer upgrade project, a portion of Birdland Drive and the Neal Smith Trail will be closed until Spring 2019.

  • Millions Invested in Hubbell Avenue Safety Improvements E. 42nd Street and Hubbell Avenue to Reopen Monday Dec 3
  • November 29, 2018
  • The City of Des Moines continues to focus on safety improvements along the Hubbell Avenue Corridor. The most recent improvement, at East 42nd Street and Hubbell Avenue is set to reopen to traffic on Monday, December 3.

  • City of Des Moines Seeking Public Input on the Proposed Improvements of Reno Memorial Dog Park
  • November 28, 2018
  • The public is invited to provide input on the proposed improvements of Reno Memorial Dog Park on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Side Library (2559 Hubbell Avenue).

  • Kosovo capital city to sign as Des Moines’ fifth sister city
  • November 27, 2018
  • City officials will sign an agreement with visiting officials from Pristina, Kosovo to establish Des Moines' fifth sister city.

  • Most City Offices Closed Thursday Nov. 22 and Fri Nov. 23
  • November 21, 2018
  • Holiday closures impacting city offices, Des Moines Public Library branches, and a one day delay in garbage and recycling pick up.