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  • City Council Workshop

    Jun 18, 7:30 AM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Jun 20, 12:00 PM

  • Plan and Zoning Commission

    Jun 21, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Jun 25, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Jun 26, 5:00 PM

  • 2018 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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  • Removal of Cemetery Decorations Begins July 2
  • June 14, 2018
  • Weather permitting, Des Moines Parks and Recreation staff will begin removing cemetery memorial decorations placed on gravesites in municipal cemeteries on July 2. Citizens who have decorated gravesites with materials they would like to keep must remove them by no later than Sunday, July 1, from the following municipal cemeteries:

  • June 04, 2018
  • The City of Des Moines in partnership with several community groups presents, Summer City Hoops, a free Thursday evening basketball tournament open to youth grades 6 – 12 and adults. Beginning today – August 16, games will be played 7 P.M. -11 P.M. alternating between Evelyn Davis (1400 Forest Avenue) and Martin Luther King Jr (1650 Garfield Avenue) parks. The hard work and dedication of AMOS, Children and Family Urban Movement, The City of Des Moines, Des Moines Police Department, Des Moines University, the Mid Iowa Health Foundation ...

  • Yoga In The Park Begins June 2
  • June 01, 2018
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines invite you to participate in a free weekly yoga session at Gray’s Lake Park this summer. Classes are held every Saturday beginning June 2 through September 29, from 9 – 10 a.m. Participants should meet on the southeast lawn.

  • Design Workshops Planned for Market District of the East Village Redevelopment Study
  • May 31, 2018
  • The City of Des Moines will host three public Design Workshops Monday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 6 focused on the Market District of the East Village redevelopment study. Next week’s Design Workshops will include input from the Visioning Workshops held in May.

  • UPDATE: Storm Debris Clean-Up
  • May 31, 2018
  • Additionally, for residents whose regularly scheduled trash pick-up day is Thursday, branches that are properly bundled will be picked up, free of charge, tomorrow and on Thursday, June 7. Tree limbs and brush placed for collection ...