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Meetings
  • City Council Work Session

    Apr 23, 7:30 AM

  • City Council Meeting

    Apr 23, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Apr 24, 5:00 PM

  • Plan and Zoning Commission

    May 03, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    May 07, 4:30 PM

Activities
Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • 2018 SCRUB Events

    The City’s SCRUB Program (Spring Cleanup to Remove Urban Blight) allows residents to dispose of trash and yard debris at no cost. For a SCRUB calendar and guidelines click "More Info" below.

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  • AViD 2018

    Authors Visiting in Des Moines 2018 in underway!

    Join us for meaningful conversations with well-known authors.

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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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  • PARKING METER CHANGES TO HISTORIC EAST VILLAGE
  • April 17, 2018
  • The City of Des Moines has launched Park Downtown Des Moines — a new approach to downtown parking to support area businesses and a changing 24/7 downtown with a mix of uses.

  • City of Des Moines Selects Steve Naber as City Engineer
  • April 13, 2018
  • The City of Des Moines has selected Deputy City Engineer Steve Naber as its new City Engineer. The city accepted applications earlier this year and through the process determined that Steve is the best fit to continue the extraordinary work of the Engineering Department under the leadership of former City Engineer, Pam Cooksey, who was promoted to Assistant City Manager last month. “Steve quickly proved himself in his two and half years with the City of Des Moines as Deputy City Engineer,” said Des Moines City Manager Scott Sanders. “His diligent work on various downtown economic development projects, such as Gray’s Landing, successful agreements with the Army Corps of Engineers on levee improvements and enhancing relationships with other departments have been invaluable to the city.”

  • Ribbon Cutting TODAY to Re-Open the Historical Des Moines City Hall
  • April 09, 2018
  • The City of Des Moines will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the historic City Hall located at 400 Robert D. Ray Drive, Monday April 9 at 2PM. The event will highlight the historical significance of the building, current updates and include a presentation by the Downtown Des Moines and FuseDSM chambers. More information on the City Hall improvements project is available here .

  • Music Video Premiere
  • April 05, 2018
  • Join us in recognizing music artist and activist Will Keeps as we watch his latest video's. The video highlights the challenges firefighters face and their connection with the community.

  • April 04, 2018
  • The City respects the legal process, but was disappointed with this ruling by a profoundly split Iowa Court of Appeals. The City believes that the dissenting opinions contain the correct analysis in this case.