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Most City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. This includes all Des Moines Public Library locations. The libraries will be open again on Saturday. There will be a delay in solid waste collection on Thursday. We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
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.
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 City of Des Moines City Clerk’s Office wants Des Moines residents to know that the 2016 Animal Licenses and Dog Park permits will go on sale on Monday, November 30th. Annual Dog Park Permits, which allow entrance into all 3 City of Des Moines dog parks are $20 each.
City of Des Moines government offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27. However, Solid Waste Pickup …
The Snow Ordinance for snow routes is in effect. Crews are plowing snow routes. Cars parked on snow routes are subject to ticketing.
– The Department of Public Works snowplows are already patrolling the snow routes across the city. Light snowfall began this afternoon but there is no accumulation on the roadways and the pavement remains wet at this time. Weather forecast predicts snowfall will begin to accumulate on the roadways after rush hour about 7PM at which time the snow removal process will begin immediately on snow routes.
It’s twice the holiday fun with the 2015 Jingle Bell Parties from Des Moines Parks and Recreation! We’ve got two special nights planned for you and your little one. Each event is free but pre-registration is required at the number listed for each date and location.
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