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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.
Over 100 volunteers are needed to conduct counts and collect surveys in 20+ different locations on September 15 and 16 from 4:15 pm to 7:30 pm and on September 19 from 11:15 am to 2:30 pm. Be rewarded for your time with your choice of a free bike rental at Gray’s Lake Park for each time they volunteer or free 2016 Des Moines Mayor's Annual Ride registration!
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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.
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.
Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.
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.
The 7th & Grand Parking Garage will be closed for demolition at midnight Friday, August 28th. Demolition will take about six months. Immediately following demolition, a new garage will be constructed in the vacated block of the west half of the old garage and former YWCA building. Anticipated completion is winter of 2017.
The DNR has scheduled a public meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd from 6 – 8 PM. Citizens can see the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps and find out if their property is impacted. The meeting will be held at the following location:
Des Moines Parks and Recreation announces that access to portions of Gray’s Lake Park will be restricted due to activities related to the Des Moines Triathlon events held on September 5 and 6. The schedule of those parking lots and other affected facilities/events are listed below.
Des Moines neighborhood associations, schools and non-profits should begin to plan their flower gardens NOW for next summer. Requests for free plants, to be planted in designated City right-of-way, from the Parks and Recreation Department are due September 18th. Each year the Des Moines Park and Recreation Department’s greenhouse grows over 250,000 flowering annuals to distribute to community groups to beautify public spaces such as medians, street corners, parkways, and land owned by nonprofits including schools within the city limits of Des Moines. Plants ordered by September 18th will be scheduled for pick-up Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
Des Moines Parks and Recreation is looking for over 100 volunteers to participate in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.
Volunteers will be responsible for counting bicyclists and pedestrians on roads, sidewalks and trails in 20+ locations on September 15 and 16 from 4:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on September 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Volunteers will be rewarded for their time
Des Moines Parks and Recreation has hired a company to perform a “Citizen Needs and Satisfaction Survey” in regards to parks and recreation needs of the citizens of Des Moines. Beginning last Friday, August 14, several thousand surveys were randomly mailed to households across the city. The goal of the project is to receive approximately 800 to 1,000 returned surveys in order to get a statistically valid sampling from across the city and from each City Council ward.
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