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  • City Council Work Session

    Feb 18, 7:30 AM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Feb 20, 12:00 PM

  • Joint City Council and Civil and Human Rights Meeting

    Feb 20, 5:15 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Feb 21, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Feb 25, 4:30 PM

  • Local Option Sales & Service Tax

    Learn about the Local Option Sales & Service Tax (LOSST) proposed for the City of Des Moines.


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  • Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Symposium

    The 33rd Annual Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Symposium is March 20, 2019! Register now for a day packed with interactive workshops to address economic, social, political, and judicial progress.


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  • 2019 Pet Licenses

    Beginning on Monday, November 26th, pet licenses and dog park permits for 2019 will be available at the City Clerk's Office

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.


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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 Festival and Event City

    DSM has been designated a “World Festival and Event City” by the International Festivals and Events Association.


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  • City of Des Moines providing FREE trees to residents
  • February 15, 2019
  • Through our Tiny Trees program, up to five FREE trees are available to all Des Moines residents who order online or by phone.

  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation to Present Student-Inspired Concepts for Future Park Improvements
  • February 12, 2019
  • In collaboration with Des Moines Public School students at Weeks Middle School, new concepts for park amenities will be unveiled during an open house-style public meeting on Monday, February 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Dangerously Cold Weather Returns This Week
  • February 07, 2019
  • The City of Des Moines is currently experiencing bitter cold temperatures that will continue through Friday, Feb. 8. Residents should remain indoors if at all possible.

  • See a Live Bald Eagle and More at Bald Eagle Day Saturday, February 9
  • February 06, 2019
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation is once again teaming up with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Fellowship Baptist Church (1503 SE 6th Street) for Bald Eagle Day on Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be spotting scopes on the SE Sixth Street Bridge and people to assist with viewing wild bald eagles along the Des Moines River Trail.

  • Help Create a New Vision for Chesterfield Park
  • January 29, 2019
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation cordially invites residents to join us and provide insight on future improvements at Chesterfield Park. A public meeting will be held this Thursday, February 7 at 6 p.m. at Chesterfield Community Room (2501 Maury Street) for residents to provide input on possible changes to the park.