Due to the violent outbreak of civil unrest that has taken place in the past two days, Polk County is issuing a mandatory stay at home curfew effective immediately.
Voters are Encouraged to Vote by Absentee Ballot.
DES MOINES, Iowa – March 23 2020 — To protect the health and safety of Polk County employees and the general public the following closures and service modifications will be effective beginning 8:00 am on March 18, 2020 until further notice.
Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month. An optional luncheon follows the program at noon.
Reminder that voters that do not feel comfortable coming inside the polling place, may be in a vulnerable category or does not feel safe around other people can use curbside voting. The number to call is on a placard in front of the temporary polling place.
As of 2 PM, 5,012 Democrats have cast ballots at the polling place. 3,342 Republican voters at the polling place during same time frame. Polls open until 9 PM
Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.
As of 1 PM today, 6,736 Polk County voters cast ballots at their temporary polling locations. Valley High School in WDM has had 734 voters, East DSM Library has had 556 voters and Northwest Community Center has had 553 voters.
Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.
A message from the Polk County Medical Coordination Center.🖤
Sit around the campfire as we discuss the wild nightlife in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.
Governor Reynolds Allocates Federal Cares Acts Funds to assist Iowa Renters and Homeowners at Risk of Eviction or Foreclosure through the Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program.
3,823 voters have voted at the polls for the primary election. as of 11 AM. Temporary polling places with the highest turnouts so far are Valley High School in WDM (423 voters), East Des Moines Public Library (323 voters) and Urbandale Public Library (310 voters).
Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, casting, and how to tie a hook. It is Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa so no license is needed. Bait and poles will be provided. Feel free to a chair to sit in.
Please be advised that NE 72nd Street/NE Yoder Drive between NE Bluff Drive and NE 134th Avenue, and NE 126th Avenue east of NE 68th Street will be closed beginning Tuesday, June 2, 2020 as part of a Bridge Replacement Project. This road will be closed to through traffic for approximately twelve (12) weeks. If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Polk County Public Works at (515) 286-3705 or by email at email@example.com. Click read more for project location and posted detours.
Do not have air conditioning? Here are some tips to stay safe today! #staycoolstaysafe
Explore the unique healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Brandy Case-Haub, a certified forest guide. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.