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  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Sep 26, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Oct 05, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Oct 09, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Oct 10, 5:00 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Oct 18, 12:00 PM

Activities
Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • Website Redevelopment Project Survey

    Tell us how to make our website work for you. Through September 30th, give us your input by taking a couple minutes to complete the survey link below.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • OPEN HOUSE/GRAND RE-OPENING EVENT OCTOBER 2 AT PIONEER COLUMBUS COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER
  • September 25, 2017
  • Come and see the new and improved Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center (2100 SE 5th Street) at the grand re-opening event on Monday, October 2 from 5 - 7 p.m. Over the last year, there have been many changes to both Pioneer Columbus and Four Mile Community Recreation Centers (formerly known as community centers) including …

  • REMOVAL OF CEMETERY DECORATIONS BEGINS OCTOBER 2
  • September 19, 2017
  • October 2, weather permitting, Des Moines Park and Recreation Department staff will begin the process of removing all cemetery memorial decorations that have been placed on gravesites in municipal cemeteries. Citizens who have decorated gravesites with materials they would like to keep must remove them by no later than Saturday, September 30, from the following municipal cemeteries:

  • 2017 FIRE PREVENTION WEEK POSTER CONTEST
  • September 12, 2017
  • “The Des Moines Fire Department is seeking the help of Des Moines area schools to promote fire safety by painting or drawing a poster to be displayed during Fire Prevention Week in October. "EVERY SECOND COUNTS: PLAN TWO WAYS OUT".

  • Mayor Cownie Attends United Nations Meetings on Climate Change, Join the Local Conversation RSVP by Tuesday at 5PM
  • September 11, 2017
  • Last week, Mayor Frank Cownie attended a High Level Meeting at the United Nations in New York as a member of the United States Conference of Mayors and led a delegation of nearly 50 local and regional leaders and representatives of the networks of the Global Task Force convened by the President of the UN General Assembly on the New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat. The meeting discussed the report of the Independent Panel to Assess, Enhance Effectiveness of UN-Habitat after the Adoption of the New Urban Agenda and next steps to ensure the achievement of the agenda over the coming decades.

  • PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING LOWER FOURMILE CREEK GREENWAY MASTER PLAN
  • September 11, 2017
  • The public is invited to attend a public meeting, offering the first glimpse of the Greenway Master Plan initiated by the Fourmile Creek Watershed Management Plan process. The plan identifies necessary steps to acquire and create a linear greenway along Fourmile Creek downstream of Interstate 80. The primary goals of the greenway are intended for flood hazard mitigation and to improve water quality. However, the plan also addresses other potential natural resource and recreational improvements the greenway can offer. After a short presentation, there will be time for the public to review the master plan in more detail and ask questions.