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  • City Council Meeting

    May 22, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    May 23, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Jun 01, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Jun 12, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Jun 13, 5:00 PM

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Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • 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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  • FREE STORM DEBRIS DROP OFF COMPOST CENTER OPEN SAT. 7AM - 2PM
  • May 19, 2017
  • The City of Des Moines Public Works Department is encouraging residents recovering from the recent storm to bring yard waste and debris to the Metro Waste Authority Compost Center located at 1601 Harriet Street, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This service is available to all Des Moines residents free of charge; proof of residency is required.

  • PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE REGARDING PROPOSED LEASE OF ROYAL PARK
  • May 12, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide input on the proposed lease of Royal Park (1809 8th Street) to an adjacent property owner for a temporary amount of time (likely 3-5 years) to allow for the completion of a comprehensive plan update of the entire park system to determine the future of Royal Park.

  • Public Meeting Scheduled for Animal Control Services
  • May 08, 2017
  • Next Tuesday May 16, the City of De Moines will discuss the Animal Control Study and provide information on the upcoming vendor selection process for animal control and shelter services. The City is seeking citizen input …

  • Public Meeting Scheduled for Animal Control Services
  • May 08, 2017
  • Next Tuesday May 16, the City of De Moines will discuss the Animal Control Study and provide information on the upcoming vendor selection process for animal control and shelter services. The City is seeking citizen input …

  • PLANT DONATIONS NEEDED FOR 18TH ANNUAL SPRING PERENNIAL DIVIDE
  • May 08, 2017
  • Do you have extra plants in your garden that are taking up too much space or you want to replace? Des Moines Parks and Recreation is requesting the public’s help in beautifying and enhancing public lands in the city through the donation of perennial plants from personal gardens. Community organizations such as neighborhood associations, community centers, park beds, and schools will benefit from the plants. The grounds of Mondamin Presidential Neighborhood Association, Downtown School, Orchard Place, and other non-profits throughout the city planted over 550 plants donated to the 2016 Spring Perennial Divide.