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Saturday, April 4 9:00 AM

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Meetings
  • City Council Meeting

    Apr 06, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Apr 14, 5:00 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Apr 15, 12:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Apr 16, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Apr 20, 4:30 PM

Activities
  • AViD 2015

    It's the 2015 season of the popular Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series from the Des Moines Public Library. All AViD author events are free and open to the public.

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  • Earth Day Trash Bash 2015

    On Friday, April 24, 2015 (Rain Date April 27) Earth Day will kick-off with a Bash downtown including sponsor & volunteer recognition, team introductions and educational booths. Register your team today and become one of the 1,200 volunteers at more than 40 project locations. Registration ends March 27!

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  • Run With Police on Saturday May 16th

    Join us for the First Annual Run With Police on Saturday May 16th, 10AM starting in the 100 blk. of E. Court Avenue right outside of the Des Moines Police Station, and finishing back at the station. This is a timed 5K race/run/walk event which benefits Special Olympics of Iowa and also recognizes National Police Week.

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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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  • Beaverdale Streetscape Work Resumes
  • April 02, 2015
  • Construction work on the Beaverdale Streetscape project is scheduled to resume Monday, April 6th at 9:00 AM and continue through Friday, April 17th at 4:00 PM. Street closures will be put in place so work can be completed on the underground storm sewer improvements.

  • Cache In Trash Out Creek Clean-up Easter Weekend Eco-Hunt in Walnut Creek
  • April 01, 2015
  • Give back, clean-up and find the “cached” prizes. Join us Easter weekend to go on a fun family eco-hunt. Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Iowa Geocacher's Association, Westwood Neighborhood Association, Merrill Middle School and other concerned citizens invite you on our unique hunt for trash. Help improve our creeks and central Iowa’s water quality!

  • REGISTER FOR SWIM LESSONS AND PURCHASE YOUR SEASON POOL PASSES ONLINE
  • March 31, 2015
  • Start planning your summer now, by signing up for swimming lessons AND purchasing your season pool passes. Season pool passes are currently available for purchase online and Swim lesson registration will be available online beginning April 1.

  • NOTICE OF PARK PROPERTY PRESCRIBED BURNS
  • March 30, 2015
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation will conduct controlled burns today – Monday, April 13 at the following locations: Greenwood Park - 4500 Grand Avenue Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive Greater Des Moines Softball Complex Prospect Park - 1225 Prospect Road Glendale Cemetery - 4909 University Avenue Four Mile Creek Witmer Park - 1610 34th Street Valley High Manor - 1022 Winegardner Road

  • BUY CITY OF DES MOINES PET LICENSES NOW TO AVOID LATE FEE
  • March 30, 2015
  • Tuesday, March 31st is the deadline to purchase your City of Des Moines dog and cat license without a $50 late fee per animal. Completed applications postmarked on or before March 31st will avoid the late fee.