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Meetings
  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Jun 01, 6:00 PM

  • moveDSM - Des Moines Transportation Master Plan

    Jun 05, 6:00 PM

  • moveDSM - Des Moines Transportation Master Plan

    Jun 06, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Jun 12, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Jun 13, 5:00 PM

Activities
Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • 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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  • Riverwalk Red Trail Bridge OPEN
  • May 26, 2017
  • Principal Riverwalk Red Multi-Use Trail Bridge over the Des Moines River is now open to trail users. Work is substantially complete with only minor work remaining, including seeding around the bridge approaches. Trail users will notice there are new stairs and ramps at each end of the bridge to meet the elevated bridge (4.5 feet higher). The new LED lights will be on tonight!

  • Eddy Apartment Fatality Fire Update
  • May 26, 2017
  • Provide update for fatality fire at 1120 Polk Blvd with injuries.

  • Make a Splash at Des Moines’ Aquatic Centers! Teachout Aquatic Center Opens Memorial Day Weekend
  • May 24, 2017
  • Let the summer fun begin at one of Des Moines’ local pools! Teachout Aquatic Center will open for Memorial Day Weekend May 27, 28, 29; close and reopen Thursday, June 1 thru Sunday, August 20.

  • FREE STORM DEBRIS DROP OFF COMPOST CENTER OPEN SAT. 7AM - 2PM
  • May 19, 2017
  • The City of Des Moines Public Works Department is encouraging residents recovering from the recent storm to bring yard waste and debris to the Metro Waste Authority Compost Center located at 1601 Harriet Street, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This service is available to all Des Moines residents free of charge; proof of residency is required.

  • PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE REGARDING PROPOSED LEASE OF ROYAL PARK
  • May 12, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide input on the proposed lease of Royal Park (1809 8th Street) to an adjacent property owner for a temporary amount of time (likely 3-5 years) to allow for the completion of a comprehensive plan update of the entire park system to determine the future of Royal Park.