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  • Happy 4th of July

    Most city offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th. All library branches will be closed on Monday. There will be no solid waste collection on Monday. Collections will delayed by one day all 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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  • Take the Tour and Win! Visit 31 Park in 31 Days with Tour DM Parks Starting July 1
  • June 28, 2016
  • This July, Des Moines Parks and Recreation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month in a new and exciting way by inviting residents to get out and take a tour of our parks, trails and facilities. The promotion is called “Tour DM Parks” and from July 1-31 participants can visit 31 designated spots in the park system, share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #tourdmparks. Those who visit the most spots are then eligible to compete to win the grand prizes from Honey Creek Resort and the Iowa Cubs!

  • DMFD Trench Rescue Training
  • June 28, 2016
  • DMFD Confined Space team members will be conducting trench rescue training today and tomorrow at our facility on Dean Ave. A simulated construction accident will require team members to stabilize a deep trench and then safely gain access to the victim.

  • City of Des Moines Transient Merchant Code
  • June 23, 2016
  • The public is invited to attend an open public meeting on the proposed changes to the transient merchant code.

  • Fan Donation Drop-Off Sites
  • June 15, 2016
  • All Des Moines fire stations will accept fan's to support low-income individual's and families who need relief from the heat this summer.

  • June 13, 2016
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation cordially invites the public to attend the dedication and grand opening of the Greenwood Park sprayground generously gifted by the Dan and Mary Kelly Family Foundation. The event will be held Monday, June 20 at 12 p.m. The facility is located adjacent to the Jay Spence Shelter House at 100 45th Street