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Team Sign-Up has started! Volunteer in greater Des Moines metro to remove litter, beautify public lands and rid our public lands of invasive species in an effort to improve Iowa’s water quality and waterways.
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.
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.
Des Moines ranks #2 on Forbes 2012 list of Best Cities for Jobs.
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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.
Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.
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.
Saturday, April 19, join Des Moines Parks and Recreation for the 27th Mayor’s Annual Ride AND Run For Trails. In addition to the ride a 5k run has been added to the day’s events.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation is offering $1.00 Voorhees Taekwondo classes for the month of March (regularly $40 per month) – good for new students only. Enroll in one of the following classes, held at Pioneer Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th street) …
Des Moines Parks and Recreation has continued the Des Moines Bags League this spring! Register your team of two adults (ages 18 and older) now through March 26; cost is only $35 per team. Click here to sign up your team today.
“Check it out” - the City of Des Moines City Clerk’s Office staff will host a special event this Saturday, March 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the North Side Library, 3516 5th Avenue.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation has announced, due to the deep frost and cold, the department has postponed the start of spring cleanup in its seven municipal cemeteries. The deadline to remove winter gravesite decorations has now been extended to Sunday, March 16, with cleanup operations beginning Monday, March 17. City policy requires that, under normal circumstances, the public remove any winter decorations they would like to keep, prior to the commencement of staff cleanup, the first week in March. This extension applies to all Des Moines Municipal Cemeteries locations:
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