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Park and Recreation Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 28 5:00 PM

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  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Apr 28, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    May 04, 4:30 PM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    May 06, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    May 07, 6:00 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    May 12, 5:00 PM

  • AViD 2015

    It's the 2015 season of the popular Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series from the Des Moines Public Library. All AViD author events are free and open to the public.


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  • Run With Police on Saturday May 16th

    Join us for the First Annual Run With Police on Saturday May 16th, 10AM starting in the 100 blk. of E. Court Avenue right outside of the Des Moines Police Station, and finishing back at the station. This is a timed 5K race/run/walk event which benefits Special Olympics of Iowa and also recognizes National Police Week.


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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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  • New Contact Number for DMFD Public Information Officer
  • April 28, 2015
  • Please call 515-283-4948 for media questions concerning a current incident or future event.

  • April 24, 2015
  • The 68-year old Ewing Park Lilac Arboretum (5300 Indianola Avenue) is poised to burst into its annual flood of brilliant color next week. Central Iowans are invited to experience the fragrance of this beautiful 35-acre display, featuring 1,000 lilac bushes with over 300 varieties of everyone’s favorite spring flower. The lilac overlook parking area will be open from 7:00 a.m. until sundown daily. The Harry Piper Parkway will not be open due to construction.

  • Earth Day Trash Bash Principal Riverwalk Clean-up Team
  • April 22, 2015
  • Join City Manager Scott Sanders and a group of elected officials, appointed board members and dedicated volunteers as they participate in Friday’s Earth Day Trash Bash including: Mayor Frank Cownie Members of the Des Moines City Council Members of the Des Moines Park and Recreation Board Members of the Friends of Des Moines Parks This enthusiastic crew, just one of the 50 Earth Day Trash Bash teams, will be…

  • Get Up to Speed with Green Iowa AmeriCorps Bike Safety and Maintenance this Saturday
  • April 22, 2015
  • The City of Des Moines has partnered with Green Iowa AmeriCorps for a new hands-on workshop, Shades of Green, helping homeowners experience simple ways to live more sustainably. Getting Up to Speed, a bike safety and maintenance program, is the next event in the Shades of Green series scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 10:30 AM-12 PM at the Forest Ave. Library (1326 Forest Avenue).

  • Council Proclamations at 4:15 PM today
  • April 20, 2015
  • PROCLAMATIONS at 4:15 PM today at the City Council meeting will include …