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  • Special City Council Meeting

    Mar 26, 7:30 AM

  • City Council Work Session

    Mar 26, 7:30 AM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Mar 27, 5:00 PM

  • Plan and Zoning Commission

    Apr 05, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Apr 09, 4:30 PM

  • GPS Egg Hunt

    Mar 23, 3:00 PM

  • Family Open Gym Night

    Mar 23, 5:00 PM

  • Star Viewing at Ewing Park

    Mar 24, 7:30 PM

  • Urban Design Review Board Meeting

    Mar 27, 7:30 AM

  • Birding Basics

    Mar 28, 11:00 AM

Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • 2018 Pet Licenses

    Don't forget your 2018 licenses & dog park passes! Available at City Hall (400 Robert D. Ray Drive) Stop in before Monday, April 2nd to avoid the late fee.

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.


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  • Armory Development Request

    The City of Des Moines, Iowa is seeking developer interest in the city-owned 67,782 sq. ft. "Argonne Armory Building" located along the Des Moines Riverfront in downtown.


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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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  • Culture & Well-Being

    The City Manager, Scott Sanders, has an important video message about the City's new approach to culture & well-being for its employees.


    Video Message

  • 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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  • DES MOINES PARKS AND RECREATION’S EARTH DAY TRASH BASH RETURNS APRIL 20 Over 1,700 Volunteers Needed to Help Green Up the Metro
  • March 22, 2018
  • Earth Day Trash Bash, Iowa’s largest Earth Day volunteer event, will be held Friday April 20 (Rain Date Monday, April 23) from 12 - 5 p.m. This will give the metro area and its parks a fresh start to the spring season. Teams of volunteers are needed to clear away winter debris, remove invasive species to improve wildlife habitat, clean up litter, and beautify our parks, trails, cemeteries and other public spaces in our community.

  • March 15, 2018
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation will conduct a prescribed burn Thursday, March 15 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex (4980 Northeast 46th Street).

  • March 13, 2018
  • The first day of spring is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a round of golf! Des Moines Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that starting Friday, March 16 Waveland Golf Course (4908 University Avenue) and Bright Grandview Golf Course (2401 East 29th Street) will open for the season. A.H. Blank Golf Course (SW 9th & County Line Road) was open throughout the winter and is ready for play.

  • Fire Update: 1603 Allison Avenue
  • March 13, 2018
  • One person has died in a fire yesterday at 1603 Allison Avenue. The decedent has been identified as the homeowner, Emmitt Johnson.

  • 2018 Civil and Human Rights Symposium Attendees Ride DART Free with Event Ticket
  • March 12, 2018
  • The City of Des Moines’ Civil and Human Rights Department is proud to partner with Des Moines Area Regional Transit to provide free rides to the 32nd Annual Civil & Human Rights Symposium entitled “Blueprint to Building Community” scheduled for Wednesday March 14th. Proof of registration for the symposium will serve as bus fare when boarding the bus.