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  • myDSMmobile

    The City of Des Moines now has a free issue-reporting app that is available or iPhone and Android. You can use the app to report and track progress of issues. When you identify an issue you can easily report it by using the app. You'll take a photo, add details, and press submit.

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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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  • City Hall and Neighboring Area City Construction Projects

    The City's Engineering Department has a new website for information about the City Hall Improvements and other nearby City construction projects. For information about these projects visit projects.dmgov.org.

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  • GREENWOOD PARK PLAYGROUND RIBBON CUTING AND GRAND OPENING AUGUST 25
  • August 22, 2016
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Bergman Academy cordially invites the public to attend the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Greenwood Park playground generously gifted by Bergman Academy.

  • Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority Receives Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award
  • August 19, 2016
  • The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) received the Governor’s Environmental Excellence award for the continued commitment to preserving the environment and servicing citizens. For over 25 years the WRA has been achieving high standards and recently received NACWA’s (National Association of Clean Water Agencies) prestigious Platinum Peak Performance Award. Since 2007 the WRA has been committed to an Energy Program that focuses on reducing electrical and natural gas usage through conservation and efficiency, increasing biogas production and use, and maximizing onsite electrical generation.

  • Grand Ave. Bridge Close Date Set for Mid-September
  • August 18, 2016
  • Due to the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement, Grand Avenue between 2nd Avenue and Robert D. Ray Drive is expected to close to all traffic with signed detour routes available in mid-September. Detour signage will also be available for the Principal Riverwalk trail portion under the bridge. The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic in late 2017.

  • ACCESS TO GRAY’S LAKE PARK AFFECTED DURING DES MOINES TRIATHLON LABOR DAY WEEKEND
  • August 17, 2016
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation announces that access to portions of Gray’s Lake Park will be restricted due to activities related to the Des Moines Triathlon events held on September 3 and 4. The schedule of those parking lots and other affected facilities/events are listed below.

  • Mayor Cownie to Host ‘Download Day’
  • August 15, 2016
  • Mayor Frank Cownie, will hold a public event to unveil, My DSM Mobile, a new smart phone app to assist residents in reporting urban blight, vandalism, trash and pot holes directly to necessary city staff. This new feature will assist the 24 hour public works call center in responding to its nearly 57,000 annual calls requests/ per year. “My DSM Mobile” allows for a more efficient process- aiding residents in a higher quality of life.