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Wednesday, July 8 6:30 AM

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Meetings
  • City Council Meeting

    Jul 08, 3:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Jul 13, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Jul 14, 5:00 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Jul 15, 12:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Jul 16, 6:00 PM

Activities
  • 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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  • Clowns At The Carousel - August 2nd

    Clowns At The Carousel is August 2, 2015 starting at 4:00pm till 7:00 pm. It's all at Heritage Carousel located in Union Park of Des Moines, Iowa which is located at 725 Thompson Avenue. Don't miss this Free & Exciting event! We invite you to join us for a night of laughter, fun & entertainment at one of Des Moines, Iowa's greatest parks!

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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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  • GRAY’S LAKE PARK TO RE-OPEN FRIDAY JULY 3 WITH LIMITED ACCESS
  • July 02, 2015
  • Thanks to the hard work and dedication of numerous volunteers and city staff, the gates to Gray’s Lake Park will once again open to visitors at 5 a.m. Friday, July 3. There are still areas of the park underwater and closed to the public, including the beach, the playground, the Kruidenier Trail along Fleur Drive as well as the boat rentals. View map here.

  • City Hall Closed July 3rd
  • July 02, 2015
  • City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in honor of the July 4th Independence Day holiday. However, Solid Waste Collection will continue on schedule and residents should put their garbage carts on the curb for Friday’s pickup.

  • Disaster Grants Applications Available for Residents
  • July 01, 2015
  • Governor Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Polk County including the City of Des Moines as a result of recent severe weather and heavy rains during June 2015. The Governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of a severe storms that significantly impacted the county. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation or until August 10th to submit an application/claim.

  • NO DELAY IN SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
  • July 01, 2015
  • The Independence Day holiday will not interrupt the solid waste collection schedule.

  • City Completes Cleanups, Streets Open for Rush Hour
  • July 01, 2015
  • City crews are completing the cleanup on roadways impacted by flood waters. The following streets will be open for rush hour traffic today.