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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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  • 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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  • DMFD Recruits Demonstrate Newly Acquired EMS Skills
  • August 31, 2016
  • DMFD recruits will be putting their newly acquired paramedic skills to the test during a simulated trauma incident held in the west lawn of the DMFD Administration building.

  • Grand Avenue Bridge Set to Close September 19
  • August 31, 2016
  • The Grand Avenue bridge will be closed to traffic beginning Monday September 19 specifically Grand Avenue between 2nd Avenue and Robert D. Ray Drive. Detour signage will be posted.

  • Grand Avenue Bridge Set to Close September 19
  • August 31, 2016
  • The Grand Avenue bridge will be closed to trough traffic beginning Monday September 19. Grand Avenue between 2nd Avenue and Robert D. Ray Dr. will be closed to all traffic with signed detours.

  • 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.