of the City of Des Moines, Iowa
Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
for more information.
The City’s SCRUB Program (Spring Cleanup to Remove Urban Blight) allows residents to dispose of trash and yard debris at no cost. For a SCRUB calendar and guidelines click "More Info" below.
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.
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.
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.
Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.
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.
- Assistant Chief/District Chief Promotion Ceremony
- August 15, 2017
Fire Chief John TeKippe Promotes Percy Coleman to Assistant Fire Chief, the first African American assistant chief in the department’s history, and promotes Amy Montgomery to District Fire Chief, the first female chief officer, in the department’s history.
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- Bike Back to School Event August 5
- July 26, 2017
Head down to the Des Moines Police Station
(25 E 1st Street) Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the inaugural Bike Back to School event presented in partnership by the Des Moines Police Department, Des Moines Fire Department, Des Moines Bicycle Collective and Des Moines Parks and Recreation.
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