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  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Nov 25, 5:00 PM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Dec 03, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Dec 04, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Dec 08, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Dec 09, 5:00 PM

  • Best City for Young Professionals

    City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.


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  • Des Moines Named #1 Up and Coming City for Food

    Women’s Health and Yelp teamed up to find the best of the best and Des Moines tops their list of “5 Best Up and Coming Cities for Food” . “Des Moines isn't just a presidential-hopeful pit stop—it's practically a foodie paradise.”


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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

    Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.


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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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  • Beaverdale Streetscape Parking Access Restored for Holiday Shopping
  • November 17, 2014
  • Construction work on the Beaverdale Streetscape project has been substantially completed for this year. Parking and access to local businesses has been restored for the holiday shopping season.

  • Fire Department Inaugural Employee Recognition Reception
  • November 14, 2014
  • Des Moines Fire Department held its Inaugural Employee Recognition event today to celebrate the accomplishments of two groups of individuals.

  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation Announces Closing Dates for Public Golf Courses
  • November 14, 2014
  • Waveland and Bright Grandview Golf Courses will close for the season on Monday, November 17. A.H. Blank Golf Course will remain open throughout the year for golf, weather permitting. Temperatures and wind chill must be above 40 degrees to allow golfers access to the course.

  • November 13, 2014
  • UPCYCLE is a volunteer program that focuses on improving the water quality, diversifying local woodlands and recycling invasive species into food and fun for Blank Park Zoo’s birds, reptiles, primates and mammals. Thank you to all the volunteers who donated their time and participated in UPCYCLE this year. Due to colder temperatures, Des Moines Parks and Recreation has decided to cancel the last Upcycle event date of the year, December 13.

  • 2014 Fire Department Recognition Reception
  • November 12, 2014
  • The Department will be recognizing individuals for personal and professional accomplishments over the last year and invite family members, the public and fellow City employees to attend.