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  • Speak Up DSM

    We want to hear from you #SpeakUpDSM and tell us your priorities for the upcoming budget. Can’t make the meeting watch it LIVE, complete the survey, or participate via mobile interactions.

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  • New Sustainability Partnership

    Des Moines celebrates 10 years of sustainability and a new partnership to continue the work.

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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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  • BLACK FRIDAY SEASON POOL PASS SPECIAL Shop Online, Not In Line to Take Advantage of the Best Discounts of the Year Black Friday through Cyber Monday (November 25 - November 28)
  • November 21, 2016
  • How about the gift that keeps on giving all summer long? ‘Tis the season to pick up your pool passes and enjoy drastically reduced holiday pricing!

  • DES MOINES PARKS AND RECREATION ANNOUNCES CLOSING DATES FOR PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
  • November 15, 2016
  • Waveland and Bright Grandview Golf Courses will close for the season on Sunday, November 20. 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.

  • Des Moines Joins 20-City Effort to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Emissions of Buildings
  • November 15, 2016
  • Mayor Frank Cownie today announced that Des Moines is one of 10 new cities joining the City Energy Project, a united effort to address the largest source of energy use and climate pollution in America’s urban centers: buildings. Other key partners in this program include Capital Crossroads, Greater Des Moines Partnership, and Urban Land Institute of Iowa. By 2030, the 20 participating cities combined have the potential to save annually more than …

  • PRESS CONFERENCE: Celebrating 10 Yrs of Sustainability Des Moines Receives $200,000 Grant and Selected to Participate in Elite National Program
  • November 15, 2016
  • City of Des Moines hosts press conference in partnership with Capital Crossroads, Greater Des Moines Partnership, and Urban Land Institute of Iowa … 200,000 grant will be awarded to City of Des Moines by elite national organization to expand sustainability efforts throughout the city. Des Moines has taken measurable steps in sustainability throughout the city with projects such as …