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  1. Sign-up for your own glass ornament blowing lesson

    Sign-up to create your own glass ornament

    This holiday season Parks & Recreation and Art on the Lake is offering an ornament workshop. Participants can create a sparkling glass ornament to give as a gift this holiday. Read more
  2. Art on the Lake receives Local Arts Program Grant

    Art on the Lake Receives a $3,000 Local Arts Program Grant from Bravo Greater Des Moines

    The City of Pleasant Hill received a $3,000 Local Arts Program Grant from Bravo Greater Des Moines. This grant is intended to drive access to community-based arts and culture experiences, which will be used to improve and develop Art on the Lake. Read more
  3. Enter your name idea for the new 77-acre City park

    City of Pleasant Hill Seeks Input to Name New City Park

    The City of Pleasant Hill is seeking public input to name the new 77-acre City park located southwest of Four Mile Elementary School. The City purchased the land in November 2014. Suggestions for the park’s name may be submitted through Tuesday, Feb. 28. Read more
  4. Cops 4 Kids Gives Back to Families this Thanksgiving

    Cops 4 Kids Gives Back to Families this Thanksgiving

    In the spirit of the Holidays, this Thanksgiving, the Cops 4 Kids program is giving back to families less fortunate. The program adopted six families with young children and presented them with the opportunity to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Read more
  5. 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
  6. DART introduces new route coming to Pleasant Hill

    DART introduces new route to Pleasant Hill

    DART will operate the new Local Route 10 servicing East University and Pleasant Hill beginning Monday, November 21, 2016. The Route 10 will be free to ride through December 31, 2016. Read more
  7. Library Board of Trustees

    City seeking applicants for Library Board of Trustees

    The City of Pleasant Hill is seeking applications from citizens who would like to become a member of the Library Board of Trustees. We encourage you to consider applying today! Read more
  8. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

    Applications Now Being Accepted for LIHEAP

    Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the 2016-2017 program year are being accepted at the IMPACT Community Action Partnership office in Ankeny now through April 30, 2017. Read more
  9. Oakwood Cemetery Surveying

    Surveying of Oakwood Cemetery

    Surveying of Oakwood Cemetery is being be done to create a mapping system for the cemetery, which will enhance the process of identifying and locating spaces. Read more
  10. Southeast Polk students educated on water quality

    Southeast Polk students educated on water quality

    The City of Pleasant Hill staff partnered with Beth Krogh, Science Instructor at Southeast Polk Harbor Program to educate students on watersheds, water quality and ways to protect creeks and streams within our City. Read more
  11. Cops 4 Kids program

    Cops 4 Kids Receives $2,500 Grant from Walmart Foundation

    As part of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s commitment to create opportunities so people can live better by creating a positive impact in the communities they serve, a $2,500 grant has been awarded to the Cops 4 Kids program. Read more
  12. 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
  13. Be Aware of Fraudulent Phone Scams

    Be Aware of Fraudulent Phone Scams

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office remind residents to be aware of these scams. If a phone call seems skeptical, it most likely is. Read more
  14. Care Initiatives - Parkridge Specialty Care

    City Accepts Donation Check for Radio Communication System at Southeast Polk Junior & Senior High

    City of Pleasant Hill Mayor Sara Kurovski, along with City Manager Don Sandor, and Police Chief Al Pizzano, accepted a $5,000 donation from Care Initiatives – Parkridge Specialty Care to assist with the radio communication project at Southeast Polk. Read more
  15. Pat Lisa Bruner Winners of Rain Barrel

    City of Pleasant Hill Announces Pat & Lisa Bruner as Winners of the Rain Barrel Contest

    The City of Pleasant Hill announces Pat & Lisa Bruner as winners of the rain barrel contest. The contest ran through the month of July and gave residents a chance to learn about ways to protect stormwater. Read more
  16. Oakwood Cemetery Clean up

    Clean up of Oakwood Cemetery

    Throughout the year, the City of Pleasant Hill conducts a general clean up of Oakwood Cemetery. All artificial floral arrangements and associated hardware, including the arrangements located on the memorial must be removed. Read more
  17. 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
  18. Members Appointment to Board, Commission, and Committee

    Mayor Kurovski Announces Board, Commission and Committee Appointments

    The new appointments on the Cemetery Committee, Library Board, and Parks & Recreation Commission began serving July 1, 2016 and will represent the City of Pleasant Hill’s community and growing business leaders. Read more
  19. 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
  20. Bravo partner thumb

    Pleasant Hill Becomes Bravo Greater Des Moines Partner

    The City of Pleasant Hill will officially become a partner with Bravo Greater Des Moines on July 1, 2016, becoming the 17th municipality to support arts, culture and heritage in this regional collaboration. Read more
  21. Sewer rate increase

    Residents will see an increase in fees July 1st

    City leaders would like to make you aware of the sewer rate increase that will take effect on July 1st. A 5% sewer rate increase will impact the average residential customer by $1.22 per month. Read more
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    SIGN UP TODAY: eNewsletter Looks At Top Things Happening in Pleasant Hill

    The City of Pleasant Hill’s eNewsletter can be emailed right to your inbox. It offers a quick look at the top things happening right now in Pleasant Hill. It's a short, informative read with links for more detailed information. Read more and subscribe
  23. Paint Iowa Beautiful

    Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation Receives Paint Grant

    Two new storage sheds for use by the Pleasant Hill Soccer Club will soon be painted thanks to a grant the Parks & Recreation Department received through the Paint Iowa Beautiful program. Read more
  24. Members of the ESU team assigned to Pizzano's command

    Chief Al Pizzano Honored During Annual NYPD Medal Day Ceremony

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton honored 53 members of the NYPD; including Pleasant Hill Police Chief Al Pizzano, retired NYPD Captain of the Emergency Service Unit at the annual NYPD Medal Day ceremony. Read more
  25. Gold Hunt in City Parks

    Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation Challenges Residents to Hunt for Gold in City Parks this Summer

    The City of Pleasant Hill’s Parks and Recreation Department has issued a hunt for lost gold at Doanes, Dar Mar, Oak Hill, Sunrise, Copper Creek Lake, and Sunset Parks, during the weeks of June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; and August 1 Read more
  26. Great Northern Water Snake

    Do not be worried if you see a Northern water snake

    As the weather warms up, Northern water snakes can be found near any kind of water that contains fish, which is primarily what they eat. The City of Pleasant Hill has confirmed with the Iowa DNR that Northern water snakes are a non-venomous animal. Read more
  27. Metro Waste Curb It! recycling calendar

    Be on the lookout for your new Curb It! recycling calendar

    Keep an eye on your mail the week of June 13th, a new Curb It! recycling calendar sticker will be mailed to customers. In the same envelope, you’ll receive another sticker outlining what is accepted and not accepted in your recycling cart. Read more
  28. Sunrise Park Tree Planting

    Elks National Foundation Grants Elks Lodge in Pleasant Hill $2,000 to Plant Trees at Sunrise Park

    The Elks National Foundation approved a Beacon Grant to Elks Lodge #98 in Pleasant Hill in the amount of $2,000 for the purchase of trees to be planted at Sunrise Park. Read more
  29. SEP Junior and Senior High Schools

    Prairie Meadows Grants City $50,000 for Communication System at SE Polk Junior & Senior High Schools

    The Prairie Meadows Grant Advisory Committee and the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors have approved a Community Betterment Grant to the City of Pleasant Hill on behalf of the Police Department in the amount of $50,000. Read more
  30. MWA Grant Waterways Cleanup

    City Receives Grant to Assist with Waterway Improvements

    The City of Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation received a $2,500 grant from Metro Waste Authority to assist with dumpsite clean-up and waterway repairs at the city’s new park, located south of Four Mile Elementary. Read more
  31. Catrenich_Rice_new Pleasant Hill Police Officers

    Pleasant Hill Police Department Hires New Officers

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department welcomes its newest officers, Jason Catrenich and Randall (Randy) Rice. Both officers were sworn in by Mayor Sara Kurovski on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council meeting. Read more
  32. New City of Pleasant Hill website

    City of Pleasant Hill Unveils Redesigned Website with Improved Mobile Access

    Today, the City of Pleasant Hill unveiled their new website design. The new look is optimized to be more visual, mobile friendly, and easier to use. Read more
  33. Tobacco Free Parks Trails.png

    City of Pleasant Hill Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle Change by Making Parks and Trails Tobacco-free

    On February 23rd, Pleasant Hill City Council unanimously voted in favor of the health of Pleasant Hill citizens by making all city parks & trails tobacco free. Under this new policy, no person is allowed to use any form of tobacco in city parks or trails. Read more
  34. Complete Streets

    New Complete Streets policy commits to designing streets for all users

    The City of Pleasant Hill is proud to announce the adoption of a Complete Streets Policy to support roadway design that accommodates all transportation modes and users. Read more
  35. FY2017 Budget Infographic

    City Council Approves FY 2017 Budget

    The Pleasant Hill City Council unanimously approved the City’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget totaling $28.5 million. The budget as adopted, maintains for the seventh consecutive year a property tax rate of $11.65 per $1,000 valuation. Read more
  36. Water tower

    Pleasant Hill Reports Highest Number of Construction Projects since 2008

    The City of Pleasant Hill’s Community Development Department has reported an estimated total of $28.8 million in new property valuation added to the City, the highest it’s been since 2012. Read more
  37. 1000 Books before Kindergarten

    Pleasant Hill Public Library introduces 1,000 Books before Kindergarten Challenge

    The Pleasant Hill Public Library introduces a fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years – 1,000 Books before Kindergarten! Read more
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