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Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.
Forbes magazine has recognized Des Moines as one of the best places for business and careers in their 2014 rating of communities. This includes cost of doing business, job growth, and education as factors.
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.
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August What's Happening
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.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation announces that access to portions of Gray’s Lake Park will be restricted due to preparation for the Hy-Vee Triathlon events held on August 30 and 31. The schedule of those parking lots and other affected facilities/events are listed below.
Beginning Monday, The Great Western Trail will be completely closed with no signed detour route. Recreational trail users will not be able to pass through the construction site and are encouraged to find an alternate route.
The 2014 swim season is coming to an end at our five municipal swimming pools and aquatic centers; which means it’s Doggie Dive time! Des Moines Parks and Recreation is inviting dogs and their owners to participate in another Doggie Dive on the closing days of our facilities. On Sunday, August 17 bring your pooch to Ashworth, Nahas, Northwest and Teachout from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Monday, September 1 at Birdland from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
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