An Emergency Snow Parking Ban is in effect for West Des Moines from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020. 

The Emergency Parking Ban applies to all streets in West Des Moines. During an Emergency Parking Ban, vehicles are subject to a $50 fine and/or towing.

Controlled Bowhunt ProgramInquisitive Deer

Location:  Southwoods Park, 350 S. 35th Street
                 Raccoon River Park, 2500 Grand Avenue

In 2004, the Parks and Recreation Department established the City’s controlled bowhunt program in Southwoods Park and in 2017 Raccoon River Park was added. Later, private property deer management zones were also established. Since then, over 280 deer have been harvested by volunteer hunters. This has resulted in a positive impact on deer numbers.