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  1. K9 and handler

    Pleasant Hill Police to Add “Boy” to Force

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department will soon be adding a K-9 named “Boy” to the force. Boy will begin training with his handler, Officer Jason Burke on July 24, 2017. Read more...
  2. Smart phone

    Texting and Driving After July 1 Could Cost You

    On Saturday, June 1, 2017, the texting and driving law will go into effect. The Pleasant Hill Police Department advises drivers to put down their electronic communication device to avoid distractions. Read more...
  3. Fireworks

    Safety tips and usage of fireworks in Pleasant Hill

    The City of Pleasant Hill will soon allow the use of fireworks on limited days following the State Legislation that went into effect June 1. The City wants people to responsibly enjoy fireworks within the guidelines. Read more...
  4. DAY OF FUN IN PLEASANT HILL

    Join the Pleasant Hill community for a day of fun on July 29

    A day of fun will be had by all in Pleasant Hill on Saturday, July 29. The day will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. followed by fun activities early afternoon and in the evening. Read more...
  5. Hickory Glen Park

    Pleasant Hill Receives $100,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant for Hickory Glen Park

    The Prairie Meadows Grant Advisory Committee and the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors have approved a Legacy Grant to the City of Pleasant Hill in the amount of $100,000 for the development of Hickory Glen Park. Read more...
  6. Copper Creek Lake Park

    Copper Creek Lake Park Receives New Sign

    Copper Creek Lake Park has received a new iconic sign welcoming citizens to the park and the Pleasant Hill community. On June 16 at 5:00 p.m., we invite the community to join us for a ribbon cutting event dedicating the sign to Copper Creek Lake Park. Read more...
  7. Pleasant Hill Police Badge

    Pleasant Hill Police Reveals New Badge Design

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department revealed a new badge design that is easily identifiable with the City’s seal and is customized to match the patches on the officer’s uniforms. Read more...
  8. Program Registration

    City Launches New Registration Software Program

    The City of Pleasant Hill has launched a new online registration module to make it easier and for residents and City staff to register for Parks & Recreation programs and reserve a park shelter. Read more...
  9. fireworks approved

    Fireworks Terms and Usage are Limited in Pleasant Hill

    Pleasant Hill City Council voted on Tuesday evening to limit the usage and sale of fireworks. The terms voted upon would go into effect on June 1, the same day the Iowa state law goes into effect. Read more...
  10. Senior SCIP Day

    Seniors give back to Eastern Polk Communities during Annual SCIP Day

    On Friday, May 19, 2017, seniors from Southeast Polk Community High School gave back to the communities in Eastern Polk County during the annual Senior Community Involvement Project (SCIP). Read more...
  11. Grass Clippings

    Grass clippings and height

    The City of Pleasant Hill would like to remind all citizens that it is unlawful to dispose of or blow grass clippings onto the street or sidewalk. Read more...
  12. Fire Hydrant

    Fire hydrant replacements within the City

    Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) maintains the public fire hydrants in Pleasant Hill. They have begun replacing 20 fire hydrants with the city. Read more...
  13. Pleasant Hill Fire Department

    Fire Department brings changes that benefit the community

    In February 2014, Tom Solberg became Pleasant Hill’s first full-time Fire Chief. Through his leadership, the department has undergone significant changes, which certainly benefits the citizens within the community. Read more...
  14. Julie Pellegrino Rain Barrel Winner

    Julie & David Pellegrino are the Proud Rain Barrel Winners

    Selected from more than 85 entries, Julie & David Pellegrino, residents of Pleasant Hill are winners of the 2017 rain barrel contest. The contest ran through March and gave residents a chance to complete a brief survey about ways to protect stormwater. Read more...
  15. City board or commission

    Get involved! Have a voice in city government! Apply to be on a City Board or Commission!

    Serving on a City of Pleasant Hill board or commission is one way community members can volunteer and get involved in city government. If interested in serving on a board or commission, please complete an application form and return it to City Hall. Read more...
  16. yard waste collection

    Compost It! season has begun

    The 2017 Metro Waste Authority Compost it! season has begun in Pleasant Hill and will continue every Wednesday through November 29. Yard waste includes materials such as grass clippings, leaves, brush and garden waste. Read more...
  17. 2018 Adopted budget infographic

    City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    The Pleasant Hill City Council unanimously approved the City’s FY 2018 budget, totaling $45.1 million. The budget is a reflection of the Pleasant Hill Mayor and City Council’s priorities set forth and serve as a policy-making tool for the community. Read more...
  18. ParksRecreation Class_thumb.png

    Register for a Parks & Recreation Program

    Each month Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation offers classes, programs, and activities that are meant to provide socialization and fun for all ages. These are held at the library, park shelters and Doanes Park Youth Center. Read more...
  19. Animal protection and control in Pleasant Hill

    Animal protection and control in Pleasant Hill

    As a pet owner in Pleasant Hill, being aware of the city’s animal protection and control ordinance is crucial for keeping both you and your pet safe. Check out these answers to the most frequently asked questions. Read more...
  20. Cat and Dog License_thumb.jpg

    Licensing your pet in Pleasant Hill

    All cats and dogs six months or older that reside within the City of Pleasant Hill are required to be licensed. This includes pets that are kept indoors at all times. License terms are January 1 to December 31 of each year. Read more...
  21. Largest construction year in a decade

    Pleasant Hill Marks Largest Construction Year in a Decade with $33.4 Million in New Permits

    As the City of Pleasant Hill’s development momentum continues, the community experienced another year of steady growth in residential, industrial and commercial projects – an estimated total of $33.4 million in new construction permits in 2016. Read more...
  22. Photo of Body Camera for Pleasant Hill Police Department

    Body Cameras Will Increase Transparency for the Police Department

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department has joined the growing list of law enforcement agencies by outfitting officers with WatchGuard body cameras. The new body cameras will increase police transparency and accountability for citizens within our community. Read more...
  23. Hazardous Waste

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options

    Knowing how to dispose of hazardous waste is important to prevent hazards to human and environmental health. Read more...
  24. Oakwood Cemetery Clean up

    Cleanup of Oakwood Cemetery

    Throughout the year, the City of Pleasant Hill conducts a general cleanup of Oakwood Cemetery. All artificial floral arrangements and associated hardware, including the arrangements located on the memorial must be removed. Read more...
  25. Bike Repair Station at Copper Creek Lake Park

    City of Pleasant Hill Installs New Bike Repair Station

    The City of Pleasant Hill is making sure bicyclists have access to many of the tools needed to help ensure their rides are trouble-free by installing a bike repair station at Copper Creek Lake Park, near the Grow-Play-Live bike racks. Read more...
  26. burglary safety tips

    Pleasant Hill Police Department Offers Burglary Prevention Tips

    Over the past few days, Pleasant Hill and other surrounding communities have experienced a rash of car burglaries during the overnight hours. Burglars see unlocked vehicles and homes as a target opportunity – don’t let it be you! Read more...
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