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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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  • One of the Best Cities for Jobs

    Des Moines ranks #2 on Forbes 2012 list of Best Cities for Jobs.


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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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  • Grays Lake Parks
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Park & Recreation

Ever wondered how to find the closest tennis court or disc golf course? Try our online park finder tool - just enter an address and go! You can find the Parks and Recreation facility nearest you by proximity, name or amenity.

  • Downtown Business
Best Places for Business

The Des Moines area offers business costs below the national average and household incomes that are expected to increase annually through 2013.

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DMCAA Community Needs Survey

Your input would be valuable in helping the DMCAA develop a strategic plan to strengthen operations and better deliver the programs and services the community needs. Please consider taking our brief survey.